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I completely disagree with this. The new metro interface is a UX nightmare. There's busy animated tiles throwing way too much info at you and sliding constantly looking like a spammy website, unintuitive side scrolling surfaces, side popout menus which I can't work out how to make them appear and then of course the way they've shoe horned in the traditional desktop which gives you this weird feeling you're using a VM. I found in a lot of apps I haven't been able to just perform my desired function without poking around - its not nice to use. My parents, who are not tech savvy at all, can pick up and use an iOS device no problem. Windows 8 needs to be like this and is anything but. They're trying to cover too many bases with one product, they should have stuck with a desktop version for legacy software and had a completely separate Metro release which only runs Metro apps, and is designed only for touch input. Personally I think the whole tile thing is far from "beautiful" as well.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2012 on Betting the Company on Windows 8 at Coding Horror
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