Wednesday, November 21, 2012 10:10:54 AM
ability to have multiple windows open Windows 8 is... weird. You still have the option to open the desktop and interact with the system the same was as Windows 7 (mostly) but they are trying to push everything through the Metro interface. I have these gripes:
1. There is not a good distiction made between Apps and Programs; 2. Programs opening in Metro switch to the Desktop first, and then open; 3. You should be able to turn Metro off and use your computer as a legacy desktop; 4. The desktop "loses" the staple start button. Technically, it's still there because you can start typing and it will search for you, but I don`t like it. You need to hack the registry to force it to show up...
That all being said, I`ve had the opportunity to test Windows 8 RT on the Surface. Windows 8 works very well with touchscreen interfaces.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 10:07:09 AM
Xbox 360 has had the Metro interface for quite a while now It does; Microsoft's intention was to create a truely cross-platform interface. Their idea is that a user should be able to interact with the same interface regardless of the device they are operating. I`m torn on the idea.
[quote]create dynamic tiles[/quote] Live tiles is a very cool idea - one of the best they`ve had in awhile. They work excellently on Windows Phone.