still1, on 21 September 2011 - 15:50, said:
There is absolutely no need to be Harsh. If you start a topic, many would say their opinion and you wait until someone post their idea which you are looking for.
DKAngel could have meant that Its DV and Microsoft will come up with some solution in future.
I disagree. Their post contributed nothing to the thread. It's just as pointless as me going into every topic criticising a TV show and saying "you can always turn your TV off!". Or going into a topic about gang crime in towns and saying "well, you could always stay at home". It's intellectually void.
GreyWolf, on 21 September 2011 - 18:01, said:
There should technically be nothing a metro app generates that would need a trash can as they have their own storage that the app should manage itself.
Think of an app like a cartridge. All the assets, ROM and "save RAM" are in a managed bundle.
I understand what you're saying but that ignores common usage for PCs. You only have to look at how ubiquitous USB pen-drives have become to understand how important it is for users to be able to move files around. Now, to put that in a real world context. Say a user download an email attachment using a Metro email client. Now they want to delete that file. Is every application expected to have its own Recycle Bin facility? That would make it much more difficult to switch between different applications, as each would have their own way of handling things. And what happens if a user remembers that they deleted a file but not which application they were using? Normally they would check the Recycle Bin but now that's not an option. And if you can delete a file in Metro but can only empty the Recycle Bin in Classic then that is a usability issue.
The only reason I bring this up is to find out whether anyone has seen any interviews or videos discussing the new direction that they're taking. For instance, if they're going to be adding a Metro version of Explorer—as GP007 seemed to suggest—or make other significant changes then that obviously changes things dramatically. I appreciate that a lot can change between now and release but sometimes these are proactive design decisions. It's like the ribbon - there's no way that they're going to drop it from the operating system and they have already stated that. Perhaps the relegation of file management to Classic is very deliberate, in which case I find it slightly concerning. To me that would indicate the deprecation of file management; an over simplification of the operating system, which seems strange when they're adding the ribbon to Explorer for accessibility for new users.