25 May 13 Windows 8 Users Snub Metro Apps

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  • #794
    Nick Francesco
    Nick Francesco
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    To Metro or not to Metro. What is your answer?

    #795

    Racerbob
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    I cannot answer this poll question. I neither love or hate Metro. Metro apps are for the most part nice to use, but love is too strong of a word. How about “like” and “dislike” or “they are just ok” being added to the question ?

    #797

    Dave_M
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    I not only snub the Windows 8 Metro apps, I snub Windows 8 entirely.
    And I’m not the only one. While apparently very technically sound, the interface for Windows 8 is just so bad that it’s keeping many users (me among them) from adopting it because it is just so un-intuititve.

    As is evidenced by many reports that they will be releasing an “update” that will bring back the start menu perhaps Microsoft is finally hearing the voice of the customer.

    I might even give it a shake if that happens.

    This OS seems to follow the ‘every other Microsoft OS is a POS’ rule.

    #798

    Racerbob
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    One more time. Classic Shell. Instead of being so critical of and harping on something that can be remedied very easily and for free, people should explore the options available and Classic Shell is one of the very best options. It allows you to have the very best of both worlds. It is so simple to install that even a caveman could do it. Windows 8 is rock solid steady and a great operating system. Stable as heck. Notice the Apps in my start menu ? I can access any of the Metro Apps right from my conventional start menu that I prefer using. Do not look for much from Microsoft when the start button returns. I have heard that it may not be a full featured start menu. For those that are going to cry and moan about this, I suggest Classic Shell or staying with Windows 7 and not being able to use all of the very many apps available for Windows 8.

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    #799
    Christian
    Christian
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    #803

    RChandra
    Participant

    Uhhh…”Metro?” Didn’t Metro AG assert their trademark? Are we still referring to a particular incarnation of the Windows OS as “Longhorn?” Is it so difficult to type and say “Modern UI?” Idunno…maybe de facto Metro AG will (lamentably) lose its trademark in the context of OS feature nomenclature.

    #809
    Christian
    Christian
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    This seems an appropriate thread to re-post a video from the old forums.
    http://youtu.be/WTYet-qf1jo

    * The above video is for entertainment purposes only and does not necessary reflect the opinions of the poster.

    #815

    Dave_M
    Participant

    Christian….I love that video….thanks for reposting 🙂
    Bob…I get it…you love it…I hate it. I REFUSE to put a bandaid on something that’s clearly broken. For me, Windows 7 is a fantastic OS…clearly not broken, therefore, I have NO REASON to give Micro$haft more of my $$ for their POS OS. Simple as that.
    Just because I can get a free bandaid for something won’t EVER make me adopt it.
    And….in case you haven’t noticed….I’m not in the minority.

    #816

    Racerbob
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    I do not pay attention to minorities or majorities. Windows 8 blows 7 away in boot time and shut down time and is not the monster that people make it out to be. The apps that are available… some 70,000 or so right now, are nice to have and useful and most are free. It opens up a whole new world of information for me. I do not call Classic Shell a band aid. I call it an add on. No big deal. Windows 8 is fine. Hate is way too strong of a word.

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