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Re: The Metro UI-Why it sucks

From: Chris Ahlstrom
Subject: Re: The Metro UI-Why it sucks
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2013 06:01:12 -0500
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RedBlade7 wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:

> On Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:54:24 -0800, keltonkostis wrote:
>> the Metro UI is
>> so weird it is a nightmare to support, and it overall bombs for desktop
>> use. It was designed for tablets and phones, but my problem is that if
>> they wanted a tablet or phone interface they could have put it on one of
>> those devices and spared the desktop market of the dumbed-down GUI by
>> making a different version with a different GUI. Also, try to visualize
>> how horrible some of these common desktop applications would look if
>> Metroified-
> M$ should have shifted their focus to the M$-dependent business sector 
> (e.g. health care). 

Well, they're doing pretty well there (business and health care).

You probably have noticed, though, that Microsoft appears only on the
nurse's kiosks, hospital "bulletin boards", and scheduling machines,
where Windows going tits-up is only a cause for annoyance, not danger.

>From what I've seen, you won't find Microsoft software operating MRI
machines or other imaging machine, or the equipment that is actually
attached to the patient.

> Instead M$ went after the "Windows 9x Kids" who, after growing up, 
> managed to escape their wrath by using Mac and Linux (including embedded 
> versions and Android) and have no reason to return to the Illegal 
> Operations, Security Updates, and Service Packs of their childhood. 
> M$ will never "win" unless they shift their focus to the business sector, 
> which M$ continually frustrates as they continue wasting time/money on 
> the home user.

M$ came periously close to the "win".  As it is, they're still a cancer that
has metastisized into almost every niche of computing.

Thank god for GNU (and Linus, among others).

Women are not much, but they are the best other sex we have.
                -- Herold

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