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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 MachineShedFred on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:58PM

    by MachineShedFred (1656) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:58PM (#2849)

    Has anyone ever given a decent justification for using Metro on a desktop or laptop computer?

    Here's the only one: information kiosk.

    Between the Metro / Modern crap, and locking the ever living shit out of everything else with Group Policy, you can make an effective kiosk system.

    Other than that, it's a complete nightmare.