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56. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 24, 2012, 05:40 nutshell42
 
Verno wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 22:27:
I was addressing the comment that Metro isn't forced on the user. You can't disable it without third party functionality that can't be counted on in the corporate space. Microsoft went out of its way to accomplish that. It is a second interface that users must now deal with, to what extent will depend on their workflow and whether people even adopt Windows 8.

Unless you go out of your way to use Metro apps (additional functionality), the charms (additional functionality) or the task switcher (additional functionality and why even use it without Metro apps), your only common interaction with Metro will be

1. the start screen
2. the Wifi configuration.

Both already don't conform to the design of the rest of windows, and both are better in Windows 8 than in 7.

You can of course contest the latter but it's ridiculous to say that the start screen is a massive disruption of your work flow. You use it to start shit, that means you're already in the process of a context switch. And the cases where you need both the start menu and whatever else you've got open at the same time are really not enough to throw the kind of tantrum the Win8 haters do.

To say that Win8 is anything but a slightly better version of 7 with a new start menu and upgraded widgets, that are just as useless as the old ones, is ridiculous.
 
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