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Old 03-04-12, 05:20 PM   #85
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If Microsoft can get companies to build apps that are Metro UI compatible this could be a great OS for them.
Developers are forbidden to use metro unless the app is distributed through the windows app store. I am a bit doubtful that the likes of say adobe with their photoshop are going to fork over 30% of their income to microsoft. That would be giving microsoft upwards of $350 per purchase for some of the more advanced versions of their software.
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haha, photoshop in metro, haha, that would be pathetic
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Old 03-05-12, 01:52 AM   #87
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Developers are forbidden to use metro unless the app is distributed through the windows app store. I am a bit doubtful that the likes of say adobe with their photoshop are going to fork over 30% of their income to microsoft. That would be giving microsoft upwards of $350 per purchase for some of the more advanced versions of their software.
Wow. That's extremely ****ing gay. MS is really shooting themselves in the foot if that's the case.
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Old 03-05-12, 02:44 AM   #88
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I've messed with Win8 a little bit in a VM and here's what I think: Unless they have the option to disable Metro or at least make it to where it goes straight to your Desktop, this OS has no place in the business world. I've shown my coworkers the consumer preview and they agree, we would have to do some heavy training on this if we ever rolled it out to our clients.

I personally kinda like Metro, but for business, no way. I'll stick with Win7 in a VM on my Mac.
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I've messed with Win8 a little bit in a VM and here's what I think: Unless they have the option to disable Metro or at least make it to where it goes straight to your Desktop, this OS has no place in the business world. I've shown my coworkers the consumer preview and they agree, we would have to do some heavy training on this if we ever rolled it out to our clients.

I personally kinda like Metro, but for business, no way. I'll stick with Win7 in a VM on my Mac.
It takes all of 15 minutes to learn how to use metro.
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It takes all of 15 minutes to learn how to use metro.
Not for my moron clients who hate change.

But if there were a way to have the "Enterprise" version to go straight to the Desktop instead of Metro, then it could work. I'm all for performance enhancements.
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Remember MS BOB? I'm sure Win8 will ride along BOB just fine.

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Hmm... think I'll DL this one of these nights and run it in a VM. Just to give it a go. But from all the feedback I'm reading I think I'll be rocking Windows 7 untill Windows 8 successor is available.
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The free version of VmWare player 4.0 runs Win 8. But I could not create a VM directly from the iso. I did create a Win 7 64b VM, mount the Win 8 iso and run it from there. You will need the universal Win 8 product key here>
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The free version of VmWare player 4.0 runs Win 8. But I could not create a VM directly from the iso. I did create a Win 7 64b VM, mount the Win 8 iso and run it from there. You will need the universal Win 8 product key here>
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I was just thinking of grabbing it off my technet... but I haven't even checked if it's available there or not. Just kinda' assumed it would be.
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It takes all of 15 minutes to learn how to use metro.
Its more than just learning how to use metro though. Metro on a touchscreen is probably amazing.

For a desktop PC though I just don't see it, it's clunky, it's ugly, it looks cheap and many apps still slide over to the old desktop to run. If they are going to give us both UIs, at least give us the start orb back so the folks that prefer Win7 interface can use it. I hate how going to start in the desktop UI brings you back to metro lol. So you've got metro which I don't really like... and you've got the desktop UI which has been stripped and ball gagged to all useless hell now... Microsoft needs to give users their choice of UI and the choice of start orb or not and I'd be happy.
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