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Old 07-03-2013, 09:27
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03...bedded_launch/

Keep calm, Metro-haters, it's the embedded version and it's not a backdown
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:13
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It don't matter, I have already ditched Metro, as long as MS don't change stuff in updates, I should never have to see the Metro UI ever again on my computer.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:24
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Same.

I haven't seen a hotspot, metro interface or charms bar since I installed Classic Shell a few months ago.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:41
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Same.

I haven't seen a hotspot, metro interface or charms bar since I installed Classic Shell a few months ago.
Yes it does it nicely. I have set None to the corners and you can always hit Windows+c to go to charms if you feel your missing out.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:06
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Saying that, i clicked on a Tiff and up came a metro app Oh well, that will not happen again.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:19
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and another who returned a new PC to the shop it came from because TIFKAM was so confusing.
Extreme? Maybe he should have just installed Classic Shell or "upgraded" to Windows 7.
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Old 07-03-2013, 13:03
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Metro? That is SO last year, though it's hard to recall much about it now.

Windows 8 on my desktop seems to be just fine without it, whatever it is... or was.
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Old 07-03-2013, 14:06
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Metro? That is SO last year, though it's hard to recall much about it now.
I thought the new name for Metro was Modern UI, or as I prefer to call it, Duplo Haven't heard anyone use Metro for a while.
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:35
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I thought the new name for Metro was Modern UI, or as I prefer to call it, Duplo Haven't heard anyone use Metro for a while.
I could call it something, but it is not printable
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:29
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I could call it something, but it is not printable
I take it it's something rude then?
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:49
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I don't think there's anything not rude to be said about Metro.
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Old 08-03-2013, 13:37
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I don't think there's anything not rude to be said about Metro.
Can't publish them here though - or can you publish a clean version?
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Old 08-03-2013, 15:42
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I think it's too rude to even clean up.
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Old 08-03-2013, 20:35
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I take it it's something rude then?
Only slightly
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Old 10-03-2013, 16:17
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They can always flog us Windows 9 next year for more repeat business, which is what it is all about.
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Old 10-03-2013, 17:32
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I thought the new name for Metro was Modern UI, or as I prefer to call it, Duplo Haven't heard anyone use Metro for a while.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03...bedded_launch/
TIFKAM, or Metro for short...
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Old 10-03-2013, 18:24
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I saw that article, but I think I'll continue to call it Duplo, Computers for Kids or a steaming pile of dung In 2005 I referred to Windows XP as having an interface that looked as though it was designed by Playskool. Erm, was I describing Windows 8 a few years too early?

EDIT: I came across this: http://blogs.technet.com/cfs-file.as...0_7F7F6028.jpg

Doesn't the interface look familiar?
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Old 10-03-2013, 19:33
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EDIT: I came across this: http://blogs.technet.com/cfs-file.as...0_7F7F6028.jpgDoesn't the interface look familiar?
Oh indeed, and I am well familiar with it as my grand kids use it, and especially cbeebies, all the time... http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/

If you look under the cbeebies Duplo menu, there is a big link "For Grown Ups", which gets you to the stuff more like the Windows 8 desktop.
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Old 10-03-2013, 20:30
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Oh indeed, and I am well familiar with it as my grand kids use it, and especially cbeebies, all the time... http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/

If you look under the cbeebies Duplo menu, there is a big link "For Grown Ups", which gets you to the stuff more like the Windows 8 desktop.
That must have been what inspired the Windows 8 Duplo interface I wonder what Windows 9 will look like?
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Old 10-03-2013, 20:42
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I'm using Windows 8 on my laptop, but on my desktop I have the Consumer Preview with the timebomb disabled. I've disabled shsxs.dll so it's pretty much Windows 8 with the original start menu. It works very well.

I think they should have a way to scale back the Modern UI in the upcoming Windows Blue update though.
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