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  1. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
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       14 Sep 2014 #11

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Sounds to be more like gadgets.



    Metro 2.0 Metro 2.0 Metro 2.0 Metro 2.0 Metro 2.0 Metro 2.0 Metro 2.0 Metro 2.0 Metro 2.0 Metro 2.0
    Now, now now HG. Are trying to start a riot! LOL
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Sep 2014 #12

    Reminds me of that Berlin song from the 80's... Riding on the metro.....
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,805
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       14 Sep 2014 #13

    whs said: View Post
    I think we should get away from the name Metro. It has too many blood stains. Let's call it W9UI and hope that we will like it.
    Youíre correct. I usually call it Modern/Metro, but from now on Iíll call it Modern. Technically thatís the proper name.

    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.

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    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.
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
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    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       14 Sep 2014 #14

    LittleJay said: View Post
    Now, now now HG. Are trying to start a riot! LOL
    Perhaps

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  5. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 246
       14 Sep 2014 #15

    whs said: View Post
    I think we should get away from the name Metro. It has too many blood stains. Let's call it W9UI and hope that we will like it...
    Actually, M$ did. They got sued over Metro for trademark infringement. The official name of the GUI is now Modern. Personally, I have other names for it but Mama told me not to use those words.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,394
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       14 Sep 2014 #16

    Lady Fitzgerald said: View Post
    Actually, M$ did. They got sued over Metro for trademark infringement. The official name of the GUI is now Modern. Personally, I have other names for it but Mama told me not to use those words.
    I never saw an real proof of that (maybe German newspapers had follow up stories).
    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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  7. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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    All kinds
       15 Sep 2014 #17

    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.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,394
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       15 Sep 2014 #18

    CountMike said: View Post
    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.
    Agreed.
    I never understood why MS didn't "bite the bullet" and pay someone to create a "Killer App" (e.g. Adobe Photoshop App), which could have been included in the default install.

    CountMike said: View Post
    Live tiles, or something like that existed in Win7 too, they were called Gadgets than.
    Vista too (my friend’s Vista laptop had them).
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  9. Joined : Jul 2014
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       15 Sep 2014 #19

    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.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       15 Sep 2014 #20

    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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