Thurrott's "Fixing Windows 8" series is up to Part 5. His approach to Windows 8 does seem to have taken another turn for the better:
The Windows 8 Start screen is fine on tablet devices, but is borderline useless to users of traditional PCs. Fortunately, a few simple fixes will make this crucial user interface better for all users.
With these kinds of suggestions, there’s always some well-intentioned soul who mentions that they like things just the way they are. That’s nice. But as is generally the case with these “Fixing Windows 8” suggestions, what I’m really asking for is choice.
This is very welcome, of course, but Paul doesn't seem to have put 2+2 together yet: if the OS warrants a multipart series
on how to fix it, doesn't that tell us that there is something fundamentally wrong with the OS?
Still, Paul makes a lot of cogent observations and the series is well worth reading. Here (http://winsupersite....-metro-pro-apps
) is a thought-provoking one:
And while it will likely never be possible (or desirable) to expose as many commands in a Metro app as is possible on desktop application, if only because of the needs of touch-screen hit target sizes, surely some middle ground can be achieved.
But Paul has said (or predicted) that "the Desktop must die." If that is so, and if complex feature sets aren't suitable for Metro apps, then does that mean that we are doomed to a future of limited program functionality? Form should follow function -- but with Metro, function (or the lack thereof) follows form.
Oh, and check out the commenter in Part 5 who's already looking to sell his Surface...
This post has been edited by JorgeA: 28 December 2012 - 09:28 AM