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posted by LaminatorX on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:27AM   Printer-friendly
from the you-had-one-job-ONE-JOB dept.
stmuk writes:

"BGR reflects on recent comments by a Metro designer. 'Metro is a content consumption space,' Microsoft UX designer Jacob Miller explains, 'It is designed for casual users who only want to check Facebook, view some photos, and maybe post a selfie to Instagram. It's designed for your computer illiterate little sister, for grandpas who don't know how to use that computer dofangle thingy, and for mom who just wants to look up apple pie recipes. It's simple, clear, and does one thing (and only one thing) relatively easily. That is what Metro is. It is the antithesis of a power user.'"

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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by tastech on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:54AM

    by tastech (251) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:54AM (#2260)

    I installed some drivers for a photocopier the other day. Two machine side by side, Win7 and win8. I had the 7 machine sorted in 5 minutes. Meanwhile 8 is still at the trying to find drivers online stage. Something is fundamentally broken. Every time I have to touch a win8 machine i cringe. fucked if i can ever find what im looking for. I have to date removed win8 from more than 10 machines for customers who just cant get their heads around it.
    Personally I use a linux machine these days. Less malware/viruses and less grief with trying to understand the latest office etc. and best of all its all pretty much free.


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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 19 2014, @11:14AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 19 2014, @11:14AM (#2329)

    A few things can help:

    Disable the charms and corner hotspots. It will drive people nuts.
    Show people the Windows key + X, Windows key + C, Windows key + E
    Show people that after hitting the Windows key they can type text to search for programs.
    Tell people that they don't have to signup for a Microsoft account.
    Show people how to get out of Metro screens using alt-tab and alt-F4

    If you can, install classic shell or an alternate file explorer.
    Disable or uninstall the default Metro apps.

    • (Score: 1) by tangomargarine on Wednesday February 19 2014, @04:16PM

      by tangomargarine (667) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @04:16PM (#2554)

      What's Windows+E for? Execrate? If I had a function to send angry letters to Microsoft from my desktop that I knew the head honchos were forced to read, I would totally do it.

      "Is that really true?" "I just spent the last hour telling you to think for yourself! Didn't you hear anything I said?"