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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: 2, Informative) by mhajicek on Wednesday February 19 2014, @12:13PM

    by mhajicek (51) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @12:13PM (#2361)

    Unfortunately many people have to use windows only software for their jobs. Mastercam has kept me on windows for 18 years with no change in sight.

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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by SMI on Wednesday February 19 2014, @02:10PM

    by SMI (333) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @02:10PM (#2460)

    I would strongly recommend trying a dual-boot setup with Windows available in a virtual machine. Nothing to lose, much to gain.

    • (Score: 1) by mhajicek on Wednesday February 19 2014, @02:55PM

      by mhajicek (51) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @02:55PM (#2494)

      What would I gain if I spend my whole day operating in the windows environment anyway? I'm not having any operability issues that need solving. Also imagine what Mastercam's tech support would say when ever I report a bug.

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      • (Score: 1) by SMI on Wednesday February 19 2014, @03:23PM

        by SMI (333) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @03:23PM (#2519)

        If you spent your whole day operating in the Windows environment anyway (without issues), doing everything else one might also use a computer for, you would not gain anything.

        I imagine Mastercam's tech support would ask you if the issue you were having was occuring in both the Windows VM as well as the Windows side of the dual-boot setup. If so, the VM is irrelevant (to them). If not, it would be a question that should be addressed to people who are experienced with VMs, not to Mastercam's tech support.

        • (Score: 1) by mhajicek on Wednesday February 19 2014, @04:33PM

          by mhajicek (51) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @04:33PM (#2576)

          So yes, I would not gain anything and it would require more time and effort for bug reporting.

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