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I think Microsoft is marketing Windows 8 a bit wrong. I heard this one statement at an Microsoft event, which sold Windows 8 for me: "Use Metro for consuming content, use Desktop for producing content." I hear a lot of people talking about how Metro is "all or nothing", but i think it's an valuable addition for the user. For example, of course you can create meetings and appointments in your Metro Calendar App, but it might be much more comfortable doing it in Office Outlook on Desktop. But during the day, if you just need some information about your next meeting, you can look it up in the Metro App. This "content-first" approach for Metro is new for the Home-PC and something the industry is seemingly moving towards. I don't need multiple windows or applications simultaneously on my smartphone, where i just want to read a few feeds or browse some sites on the web. But when i'm on my desktop firing up Visual Studio, i also have the browser open for documentation, i maybe want to look through some log files or edit some SQL scripts, all "at the same time". So, as i said, i think Metro is more an addition than a replacement. But Microsoft maybe didn't make it clear enough with focusing the marketing on Metro only.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2012 on Betting the Company on Windows 8 at Coding Horror
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