I know and it works great on touch screen devices (so long as you don't have too many programs installed). Doesn't work so great with a mouse, thus the complaints from a business perspective.Quote:
Metro is just a full screen start menu.
True, but lack of visual clue on how to access the start menu in the classic desktop...Quote:
when setup how you want makes little difference. I think the main problem people have is that it not what they are used to, but that's just my opinion.
Either users will be forces in to mouse scrolling through metro every time they want to run an app (and getting frustrated in the process). Or we'd be fielding a lot of support calls ("how do I run program 'X'?" ... "oh, that's how you bring the start menu, sorry I didn't see it there").
I suppose from an IT view point the Win 8 roll out would be.... turn Metro Off, install 3rd part start menu button :doh:
I made a toolbar for the start menu, but after the useful stuff was pinned or common apps moved to the front of the metro start menu its not really used now.
I wonder just how many people there are like me who spend hours doing serious work on a PC every day, using many different applications, but have absolutely no need for a smartphone or tablet, do not have either, and no interest in the metro interface.
I loaded Windows 8 on to one of my testbeds, (5 year old single core) no problem with installation, but to me, such a horrible interface that I cannot bring myself to waste time loading on applications to test it further.
I support a lot of elderly people, the small changes in interface from Vista to Win7 cause all sorts of unexpected problems for them, so I live in dread of a time when Win8 is the only replacement I can get for them!
I fear MS has really lost it this time!
From a work perspective I have zero use for mobile devices. Even when talking 1 device per pupil we still expect them to need a certain number of regular desktops.
On the other hand as a home used I no longer have or need a regular pc or laptop. I have a htpc connected to the tv running Plex, controlled from my smartphone, a top end tablet and a games console.
It seems that you can't now bypass the GUI formerly known as metro
Microsoft Explorer : RTM builds of Windows 8 reveal Microsoft blocked any bypassing of the Metro desktop
I'm sure the pirates will know how.
Welcome to Classic Shell gives you something like the old startmenu. You can even set it to open metro when you click on the icon.