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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 Drew617 on Wednesday February 19 2014, @06:23PM

    by Drew617 (1876) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @06:23PM (#2693)

    I haven't had to touch Win8 - like you I stopped using MS as a desktop OS a long time ago. I do administer some Server 2012 boxes though and what is absolutely maddening to me is the application of the same awful GUI (or close enough, I dunno) to the server OS.

    Bad enough having to find the magic cluster of pixels that turns up the "charms," try it in a RDP client that doesn't capture your mouse in the corner of the screen!