MioTheGreat, on 27 March 2012 - 18:55, said:
People had similar complaints against the start menu. I know people who stayed on Windows 3.11 for years because they didn't want a different UI. There's room for improvement, but overall, the benefits of having a unified UI paradigm across all these device platforms outweigh the only major downside, I've come across, which is that it's "different". It's not inherently worse, at least not in any usage case I've seen after a couple weeks of using it. On a PC, is it worth it? Probably not. It's not inherently better or worse as a UI, in my opinion. But you can't look at it in a vacuum. When you consider the whole: That is, having apps that seamlessly transition between all these different devices, it shows benefit. And let's face it, you don't really have much of a choice. It's nearing completion at this point.
I understand that, but a option wouldn't create problems for the average user.
Brando212, on 27 March 2012 - 18:59, said:
I love your post and you made some very good points
but microsoft will not provide any way to disable metro because in very basic words, they are experimenting. they want to see how average people react and get used to it after RTM, and if there was a way to turn it off, most people wouldn't even give metro a chance
I can understand why people don't really like it on the desktop, but it's still maturing at this time and like the ability to see some info without even having to open an app, which is one of the key points microsoft is going for
who's to say whether or not metro start screen will still be there in Windows 9, IMO it will all depend on the statistics and info microsoft gathers after RTM
I believe nothing major will change between now and the RTM, the RC will just have a couple of new icons an images and that's it.
Lels, on 27 March 2012 - 19:00, said:
Can these points not be made in an already existing Windows 8 thread? Pretty sure there are quite a few of them. There shear amount of Windows 8 threads like this is getting ridiculous to say the least...
I wanted a new topic, because most people won't even bother to read the ones that already exist with many pages, or because they already have a opinion over those topics or don't want' read them again.