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Old 02-29-12, 05:22 PM   #23
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Default Re: Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Originally Posted by slaWter View Post
But OS X takes good features of iOS and makes them available on the Mac in a way it makes sense!
Ok, fullscreen apps on a Mac is stupid, I agree, but the other iOS inspired features are well "ported" over to the Mac. Some of them might not be used a lot, like the Launchpad, but concepts like the Multi-Touch gestures, improved Mail client, Notification Center, App Store are well made with the Mac and its peripherals in mind.

MS just fails in this regard but I posted that already in the 10.8 thread

Metro on the PC is non-sense. And the normal Desktop on a Tablet is also questionable. It might seem like a good idea but keep in mind that most tablets will be ARM based so Desktop software will not run "out of the box". Even MS won't port everything...
Personally I find that Windows 8 has a lot more functionality than OS X. The idea is the same, but I never find myself using launchpad on my MacBook Air nearly as much as I use metro on my iMac(dual booting). Windows 8 would be a lot better if they changed the looks of the desktop mode to better match those of metro, because now the whole experience feels inconsistent. Gestures would also be a great addition for laptops without touch support. Windows 8 seems more suitable for a desktop, while OS X is the perfect fit for a laptop.

While I do enjoy Windows 8 more than I did Windows 7, it still feels like they could have done so much more, design-wise.
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