With any luck, someone clever will find a way to hack into Metro and enable saving/copying from it onto their computer. And if they can't, then maybe that will help to hasten the demise of Metro
We are at such point where one wish not hacks to be developed so that W8 can burried and forgotten faster.
Developing apps that redo what Microsoft undoes persistently is a waste of time.
It's ok to fix a semi-decent OS like XP, Vista or 7. But fixing W8? Seriousely?
We have better do a W7 to W8 service pack installing all the good
system files from W8 into W7 (as MDGx had done with W98 to ME).
The second thing, is that those who realy like Metro won't need the fix that we will make.CharlotteTheharlot
Yes, Microsoft is not taking the responsabilities that you described above.
Why removing HLP support on a swollen 12Gb OS while a HLP reader takes, what, 400 Kb?
Sometimes we wonder wether it's deliberate or sheer stupidity.
They are not respecting ethics.
Nut there is no commonly accept ethic in this domain unfortunately. And MS is not the only one.
The software industry is a real mess against common sens and good practice.
It's only about who will write the software the faster and the cheaper, no matter how inneficient, bloated and backward uncompatible it is. Only crap duplication.
It's a lack of respect for the users.
Datas preservation/readability is the most important ethical rule.
Perhaps we could try to enumerate a list of other ethical IT rules:
-Respect CPU usage by producing software which don't cause useless processing operations.
-Respect of Hard Disc space by not inflating uselessly softwares, datas installed installed with this software or generated by thios software
-Respect of Bandwith of the user as well as of the global community by not spamming, uselessly transfer datas, uselessly requiering a connection
-Respect of productivity and of the work of others by creating ergonomical software interfaces.
But the most important IMO is still the RESPECT of LIBERTY
by allowing users to opt in or out.
Here Microsoft is deliberately reducing our Liberty in many ways, in an unprecedented manner.
- The most famous example so far is preventing us to restore the classic start menu.
- The other is to prevent to disable Metro.
- Puting by default tiles for commercial softwares and outright advertising. Tiles which are difficult to remove.
- Making IE10 "metro only".
- Making sure Metro apps can't be used on another environement.
(I bet you money that as we speak there is already file format which you can read only on Metro)
Sinofsky can tell what he wants: I'll bash W8 to the point characters get erased off my keyboard, as long as Metro cannot be easily disabled on Windows 8.
As long as they don't return the options to the users (for the Start Menu and other things) I'll bash Microsoft as a whole, and MSFT as a stock investment more specificaly.