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Metro apps on Windows 7 is a bad, bad idea

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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:57 PM

Metro apps on Windows 7 is a bad, bad idea
By Ed Oswald

As we move closer to the launch of Windows 8 -- and the sea change that the Metro user interface brings to the platform -- there's an ever increasing drumbeat of both skepticism, concern, and apprehension depending on who you talk to.

End users are skeptical of Metro because they do not see its value. The interface completely changes how we interact with Windows, and in some cases will confuse us. I point you to this video of tech pundit Chris Pirillo's father attempting to use Windows 8 for the first time without instruction as an example. Microsoft may have unintentionally added an extra layer of complexity in an effort to simplify the OS.

Enterprise users are concerned with compatibility. Look at how long it has taken Microsoft to cajole the enterprise, corporate and institutional customers to upgrade from Windows XP, now 11 years old. They like the familiar, and XP was the last operating system from Microsoft to achieve broad global adoption. Metro is completely different. Will my mission-critical apps work with Windows 8 and Metro?

More: http://betanews.com/...a-bad-bad-idea/