Reminds me of that Berlin song from the 80's... Riding on the metro.....
You can bet they will continue honing the Modern. Much better system than the old dinosaur desktop way of performing things IMO. Iím hoping they port a lot more CP settings there, if not all.
Iím quite sure theyíll work out the multi-windowing of Store apps. Iím also looking forward to the Modern Office suite. I will be 95% Modern then, for thatís really the only think I have left that opens on the desktop. Iím using the Modern OneNote. Iím hardly ever in File Explorer for I use the OneDrive Store app instead.
I obtained free Store apps such as one to replace Notepad, a dictionary, calculator, etc. I also got a $50 MS account gift card when I bought my Lumia I can use towards apps and other items.
After watching the video John posted here, I can see where the desktop is being treated more like a Modern app. It just dawned on me (after helping someone the other day) that when I purchased a MS Arc mouse during 7 and installed MS Keyboard and Mouse Center that it had a Modern UI, but opens on the desktop. It's linked in the mouse properties via CP or type "mouse" in search.
I'm beginning to see what Kerry (alphanumeric) means when he states that sooner or later with some we won't tell the difference. If I auto hide my Taskbar, I wonít be able to until I close the app out then the desktop remains. But then itís > Hold WinKey > Tap period key > Down arrow > Release WinKey. I belong to MS CEIP and thatís my way of voting to get rid of it.
It could have been blogger waffle (like a lot of "news articles").
I think that it was a convenient excuse.
"Metro is creating a deluge of criticism. If we change the name, our idiot customers won't realise it's the same thing."
Lets face it, (even in the US) a judge should be able to tell the difference between a computer GUI and a supermarket chain.
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As I'm due for a new GPU I think I'll just ad third monitor (doesn't have to be a big one) just to keep Metro/Modern/Start screen on it.
The real problem with Metro/Modern/Start screen is really not it's existence but lack of proper Apps for it and the way they work. If they worked same way as desktop ones, programers for them would have more room to expand them to something useful. Another good thing for Apps would be to be able to download them without going thru the store and install them independently. The way they are presented now looks too much like what people are doing now with smart phones and hence are considering "Metro/Modern/Start screen" a "phone or tablet ONLY feature" which is false at least.
Live tiles, or something like that existed in Win7 too, they were called Gadgets than.
I kinda skipped and jumped over Vista, I was caught up with HW changes at the time and by the time I got HW up to par with Vista requirements, W7 showed up and I grabbed it eagerly. I did manage to install Vista to some surprisingly weak computer and it didn't run any slower (although it did seem a bit sluggish) but benchmarks proved that it was no slower than XP once proper drivers were devised.
I liked the gadgets in the Vista sidebar. There they always on top and did not interfere with the pages like in W7 when you put them on top. E.g. my CPU and RAM meter I like to always see. That tells me immediately when something strange goes on. The Application Launcher was also handy because it was always accessible and you could store a lot of shortcuts. I had even tweaked my Windows 7 to show the sidebar.
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