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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 Ghostgate on Thursday February 20 2014, @02:39AM

    by Ghostgate (1019) on Thursday February 20 2014, @02:39AM (#3086)

    What bothers me more than the ugly designs is the lack of choice. There would have been very little outrage over Metro if you could choose from several options when performing a clean install of Windows 8, such as: 1. classic desktop only (Metro is not loaded or even installed on the system), 2. hybrid mode - boot to desktop (Start Menu included of course), 3. hybrid mode - boot to Metro (this last one would be the default on the new Dells and such). But the general trend in computing right now seems to be taking options/choices/features away rather than giving you more. The reason many of us are on this site instead of Slashdot is another obvious example of that.