Rumor: Next Windows to Keep Modern UI, Live Tiles

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Supercrit

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Well then Windows 7 will last longer than XP.
Can't MS notice that people use keyboard and mouse instead of touchscreen in office? People also want to tweak their OS to their own taste, not restricted to a rigid style.
 

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Not sure what 'flattened' means since Win8 eliminated Aero and other visual gimmicks. AFAIK, one can already resize tiles in the Metro (never will I say 'ModernUI') Start screen. I don't believe all tiles are resizable, but most are. The only thing I can think of is that they mean user-installed (not Store), apps can be resized.

Not having any real issues with Win8 at all; personally, I spend 99.999% of my time in the Desktop and frankly can't understand why people always gotta bitch and complain.
 

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Can they "flatten" the desktop more then they did with Win8? I think not. its quite flat to be honest.

I would not mind being able to use an image(due to the tile size) for non Windows Store programs.
 

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While tablets are certainly popular, they still aren't as ubiquitous as a desktop or a laptop. Microsoft needs to wake up and realize that tablets haven't completely taken over the PC industry yet. If they are going to continue to be stubborn and refuse to reintegrate the Start Menu into Windows, then I will no longer purchase operating systems from them. Windows is going from life without walls to life within walls seeing as how there's now an app store... I'm pretty sure that Microsoft will lock down its OS even more as the years pass until it becomes nearly indistinguishable from iOS other than the GUI. Unless you change your ways, it's been nice knowing you Microsoft. I'll probably look towards Linux as an alternative once support for Windows 7 ends.
 

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[citation][nom]DirectXtreme[/nom]While tablets are certainly popular, they still aren't as ubiquitous as a desktop or a laptop. Microsoft needs to wake up and realize that tablets haven't completely taken over the PC industry yet. If they are going to continue to be stubborn and refuse to reintegrate the Start Menu into Windows, then I will no longer purchase operating systems from them. Windows is going from life without walls to life within walls seeing as how there's now an app store... I'm pretty sure that Microsoft will lock down its OS even more as the years pass until it becomes nearly indistinguishable from iOS other than the GUI. Unless you change your ways, it's been nice knowing you Microsoft. I'll probably look towards Linux as an alternative once support for Windows 7 ends.[/citation]

-Tablet market is large and growing fast enough that Intel, AMD, and Nividia are trying to push in. MS is smart for taking the cue, they just need to fix some flaws with Win 8 or at least make sure the next Windows is like Win 7 (in terms of popularity)

- Linux is far from gaining the same compatibility advantage that Windows has. How many business software do you think run on Linux with relatively little issue?
 

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[citation][nom]NewbieTechGodII[/nom]Not sure what 'flattened' means since Win8 eliminated Aero and other visual gimmicks. AFAIK, one can already resize tiles in the Metro (never will I say 'ModernUI') Start screen. I don't believe all tiles are resizable, but most are. The only thing I can think of is that they mean user-installed (not Store), apps can be resized.Not having any real issues with Win8 at all; personally, I spend 99.999% of my time in the Desktop and frankly can't understand why people always gotta bitch and complain.[/citation]the metro UI is poor use of screen real estate, even on tablet.

1. u cant resize it to smaller size
2. the start word @ the top left is useless, it serve no purpose. waste of space, IMO it should have be replace with a time/date clock + power button instead
3. There are too many gap between 4 edges of the start screen. This should have be use for putting more tiles, not empty thing.
4. Tiles are too big on desktop monitor, still too big on 13" laptop as well, u can get it smaller to fit more tiles on the screen.
5. Tiles are always group into 2 columns, they will not fill out the existing columns b4 adding 1 more.
6. IMO, the tiles on the search screen(appear when u type something on start screen) are actually better than the start screen itself.
obviously the guy who design this metro UI is an idiot, because that screen isnt good in any platform, poor use of screen real estate.
 

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Windows 8 has proven to be fine but doesn't offer (me) anything compelling over Windows 7. TBH, I liked Aero and the gadgets I used for CPU/RAM/network usage. I like the graphs that display when you're copying files in 8 but that's only worth about 50 cents.
 

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[citation][nom]A Bad Day[/nom]-Tablet market is large and growing fast enough that Intel, AMD, and Nividia are trying to push in. MS is smart for taking the cue, they just need to fix some flaws with Win 8 or at least make sure the next Windows is like Win 7 (in terms of popularity)- Linux is far from gaining the same compatibility advantage that Windows has. How many business software do you think run on Linux with relatively little issue?[/citation]

Linux is FREE and still people won't touch it, other than people living in their mother's basement. Sure some businesses use it, but we're not talking about them.

And you're right- true portable computing is here and we're just in its infancy. MS does have some catching-up to do, but really only on the 'app store' side of things.

The people bitching and complaining about Win8 really have no clue as to what they are talking about since a user never really has to be on the Metro Start screen, and Win8 is at least equal to and superior than in other cases when talking about performance vs. Win7. People just don't seem to understand they can organize that Start screen the way the like it and can also add-in 3rd party apps that will return a Win7 Start Button on the Desktop.
 

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If they can't offer anything more compelling than a different GUI on any Windows after Win7, I guess Win7 will be the last version I use. I predict a very, very long life for Win7 based on this decision.
 

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[citation][nom]Tomfreak[/nom]the metro UI is poor use of screen real estate, even on tablet.1. u cant resize it to smaller size 2. the start word @ the top left is useless, it serve no purpose. waste of space, IMO it should have be replace with a time/date clock + power button instead3. There are too many gap between 4 edges of the start screen. This should have be use for putting more tiles, not empty thing.4. Tiles are too big on desktop monitor, still too big on 13" laptop as well, u can get it smaller to fit more tiles on the screen.5. Tiles are always group into 2 columns, they will not fill out the existing columns b4 adding 1 more. 6. IMO, the tiles on the search screen(appear when u type something on start screen) are actually better than the start screen itself.obviously the guy who design this metro UI is an idiot, because that screen isnt good in any platform, poor use of screen real estate.[/citation]

Remember first that Metro Win8 is a touch-first UI. If you want to cram shit on the screen, use the desktop.

Next, Many of the tiles can be made smaller or larger, but as I said, I think that applies ONLY to either the default apps or what was purchased from the Store.

You can also REMOVE tiles on the Start screen by right-clicking on a selection and then choose unpin from start screen.

Yes it is kinda goofy that there are those columns, but it's nothing to lose sleep over.

You're wanting a clock or other such 4-1-1 in lieu of the word Start is your opinion and really has nothing to do with anything. I want porn to be my Start screen background.

You do know that you can group tiles into custom column groups, right?

Honestly if the Metro Start screen pisses you off so much, why are you spending so much time on it? I've had Win8 RTM on my machine for about a month now (not to mention the time I had the CP and RP versions), and I've hardly spent any time in Metro. My Start screen is a mess, but at least I know how to clean it up.
 

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Well, everybody... best course of action now is to do everything possible to port everything you can from Windows to Linux; think about it... if Linux could run Windows applications alongside a DirectX substitute of some sort, there'd be no reason to even think about switching to MS's glorified phone OS.
 

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[citation][nom]jackt[/nom]Why do microsoft wants to die ?[/citation]
No, they just want more people to pirate Windows server
 

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[citation][nom]NewbieTechGodII[/nom]Linux is FREE and still people won't touch it, other than people living in their mother's basement. Sure some businesses use it, but we're not talking about them.[/citation]

I don't use Linux because I don't feel like dealing with compatibility issues.

And the business market share is very, very large. There's a reason why there are "Professional" and "Server" Windows editions.
 
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