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Re: The Metro UI-Why it sucks

From: GreyCloud
Subject: Re: The Metro UI-Why it sucks
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2013 09:18:42 -0700
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On 12/5/2013 1:19 AM, RedBlade7 wrote:
On Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:07:14 -0700, GreyCloud wrote:

On 12/4/2013 10:16 PM, RedBlade7 wrote:
On Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:03:18 -0700, GreyCloud wrote:

On 12/4/2013 6:53 PM, RedBlade7 wrote:
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$-dependent business
sector (e.g. health care).
Instead M$ 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

M$ will never "win" unless they shift their focus to the business
which M$ continually frustrates as they continue wasting time/money
on the home user.

You should go into a modern nursing home and watch them as they use
touch screens mounted on the walls.  No keyboards, as they don't have
time.  A touch screen is perfect for that kind of health care system
and most doctors approve of this approach.

I was referring to billing, insurance, and the like.

But the touchscreen in the nursing home or doctors office is just the
headwaters of the healthcare system... these are data synchronized
systems where billing and insurance gets its impetus.  After that they
can use whatever works best.  I've seen one iPad in one doctors office,
and the rest were laptops with touchscreens.  That is just the way they
want it, as I have observed.

I highly doubt that transactions between doctors and insurance companies
and printing invoices for clients make use of iPads or touch-screen
mobile devices.

No, they don't in that fashion, but all of the portable stuff is hooked up to their central server which does do the billing... and most of the billing is charged to Medicare. But the front end devices are mobile and that is where the data is collected and forwarded to the server. So all mobile devices are finding more uses than before.

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