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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: 1) by linsane on Wednesday February 19 2014, @03:45PM

    by linsane (633) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @03:45PM (#2533)

    I have never quite got why, when it is the MS excuse for Metro that it was a 'unifying' operating system, there is a separate one for mobile phones. Anyone care to shed light on this logic?

    I'm sure the internet has answered this before somewhere but I'm feeling lazy today...

  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Jaruzel on Wednesday February 19 2014, @07:34PM

    by Jaruzel (812) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @07:34PM (#2763) Homepage Journal

    I'm just as lazy, so can't be bothered to go find any URLs... but MS have said that they plan to collapse the whole thing to one OS... eventually. I think right now, Win RT is dead, and they are working on merging Win8.x (including Surface Pro) and Winphone 8 to a common stack once the hardware (intel/x86 based?) of mobile phones catches up. They'd like you to believe that just like when they launched XP and everyone initially hated it, that they are looking forward 10 years, and have the long game in mind.


    This is my opinion, there are many others, but this one is mine.