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JohnInSJ
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Re: Could Linux take off thanks to Windows 8?

said by me1212:

The two of them had to work every night for two weeks to learn how to use metro.

Two weeks to learn to press the Windows key + D key? Wow. Yeah, they're ready for Linux.
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said by JohnInSJ:

said by me1212:

The two of them had to work every night for two weeks to learn how to use metro.

Two weeks to learn to press the Windows key + D key? Wow. Yeah, they're ready for Linux.

I'm sure he meant "finding what they needed because they were used to doing it another way."
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JohnInSJ
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said by El Quintron:

said by JohnInSJ:

said by me1212:

The two of them had to work every night for two weeks to learn how to use metro.

Two weeks to learn to press the Windows key + D key? Wow. Yeah, they're ready for Linux.

I'm sure he meant "finding what they needed because they were used to doing it another way."

Two Weeks to learn the Charms shortcut? Other than that, there isn't two weeks of changes to learn if you're using your existing apps on Win8. You don't HAVE to use metro for anything. The UI changes for trivial stuff take about 10 minutes to learn. You can dismiss the Metro (hey, it's a really big start menu) screen and live in the desktop if you want. Other than bugfixes, the OS isn't any different than 7 >= Visa >= NT.
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reply to El Quintron
They could not find the Desktop tile on the start screen?

me1212

join:2008-11-20
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reply to JohnInSJ
No, if you re-read what I posted they spent two weeks learning how to actually use metro. They didn't take the easy way out, they wanted to actually learn about/how to use metro before they passed judgment on it.

scross

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Cordova, TN
said by me1212:

No, if you re-read what I posted they spent two weeks learning how to actually use metro. They didn't take the easy way out, they wanted to actually learn about/how to use metro before they passed judgment on it.

This just hot off the press - it's officially not "Metro" any longer, it's "[insert name to be decided at a future date]"!

»bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/0···ct-look/


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said by scross:

said by me1212:

No, if you re-read what I posted they spent two weeks learning how to actually use metro. They didn't take the easy way out, they wanted to actually learn about/how to use metro before they passed judgment on it.

This just hot off the press - it's officially not "Metro" any longer, it's "[insert name to be decided at a future date]"!

»bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/0···ct-look/

Maybe MS figured out there would be a lot of "Metro-Sexual" jokes floating around out there?
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scross

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said by Santa Fe:

Maybe MS figured out there would be a lot of "Metro-Sexual" jokes floating around out there?

Apparently they are trying to head off some kind of trademark dispute, but I like your idea better!


JohnInSJ
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said by me1212:

No, if you re-read what I posted they spent two weeks learning how to actually use metro. They didn't take the easy way out, they wanted to actually learn about/how to use metro before they passed judgment on it.

Did they do this on a touch device? Did they do this with one hand tied behind their backs, while ignoring the mounds of info online about how to "use metro"?

Because Metro is just three things - charms, the start tiles page, and updated settings GUIs. I can't imagine it takes two weeks to grasp that. Now, if you mean the sample metro apps that aren't even close to the final shipping metro sample apps... ok, that might take a day. But that's not Windows 8. Those are just sample apps.
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