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Re: The Metro UI-Why it sucks


From: Snit
Subject: Re: The Metro UI-Why it sucks
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:04:40 -0700
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On 12/4/13, 9:53 PM, in article address@hidden, "RedBlade7"
<address@hidden> wrote:

> On Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:13:10 -0700, Snit wrote:
> 
>> On 12/4/13, 6:53 PM, in article address@hidden, "RedBlade7"
>> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 
>>>> the Metro UI is so weird it is a nightmare to support, and it overall
>>>> bombs for desktop use. It was designed for tablets and phones, but my
>>>> problem is that if they wanted a tablet or phone interface they could
>>>> have put it on one of those devices and spared the desktop market of
>>>> the dumbed-down GUI by making a different version with a different
>>>> GUI. Also, try to visualize how horrible some of these common desktop
>>>> applications would look if Metroified-
>>> 
>>> M$ should have shifted their focus to the M$-dependent business sector
>>> (e.g. health care).
>>> Instead M$ went after the "Windows 9x Kids" who, after growing up,
>>> managed to escape their wrath by using Mac and Linux (including
>>> embedded versions and Android) and have no reason to return to the
>>> Illegal Operations, Security Updates, and Service Packs of their
>>> childhood.
>>> 
>>> M$ will never "win" unless they shift their focus to the business
>>> sector,
>>> which M$ continually frustrates as they continue wasting time/money on
>>> the home user.
>> 
>> Windows 8 seems like a pathetic and desperate attempt to connect the
>> desktop experience with the tablet... hoping to get sort of the reverse
>> "halo effect" Apple got with iPods and the like helping Mac sales.
>> 
>> If Windows 8 was not so horrible it might have even worked.
> 
> Nope, the mobile demographic are the people who grew up with 9x/ME as
> kids, there's no convincing them to go back to Microsoft's tarnished
> image when their Apple product has been working just fine.

Apple products are better in many areas but Windows still has many software
classes where OS X does not or has only lackluster offerings. And to get a
Mac people pay, on average, more than 2x what they pay for a Windows machine
- so they are clearly not for everyone.

What I would love to see is the open source ecosystem grow to the point
where *it* can take over when MS makes mistakes like Windows 8 and Vista and
ME. Sure, I would be happy to see Apple get some benefit from these times as
well, but given the price of Linux - free - it would be great to see it be
able to grab a much bigger piece of the pie.



-- 
> As for Stallman, he is a repulsive person by any standard of decency.
... standard of decency or hygiene.
-- Lusotec




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