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Windows 7: Is 'Metro' now a banned word at Microsoft?

03 Aug 2012   #1

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Is 'Metro' now a banned word at Microsoft?

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For the past year-plus, Microsoft has been playing up its Metro design language/philosophy as the crux around which its future product design revolves. But in the past few days, I've been hearing from a number of my contacts that Microsoft is trying to slow, if not halt, internal and external use of the term "Metro."
Is 'Metro' now a banned word at Microsoft? | ZDNet


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03 Aug 2012   #2

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I can personally think of why, and it has more to do with current politics than anything.
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03 Aug 2012   #3

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03 Aug 2012   #4

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They are going to fail dramatically at getting win 8 to catch on solidly with the pc market.
I honestly believe that, based on my own experience with it.

I will be sticking with windows 7 for the foreseeable future regardless though.
Microsoft has a history of completely failing on every other OS attempt, and well this is that other one. Vista was the previous.

Considering the economy is about to take another massive hit as well, I honestly just don't see it doing well for a vast number of reasons even beyond my personal dislike of the interface.
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03 Aug 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
They are going to fail dramatically at getting win 8 to catch on solidly with the pc market.
I honestly believe that, based on my own experience with it.

I will be sticking with windows 7 for the foreseeable future regardless though.
Microsoft has a history of completely failing on every other OS attempt, and well this is that other one. Vista was the previous.
I, and many others on here, will beg to differ.

I don't think Vista was a failed attempt at an OS. The main thing wrong with Vista was too many people bad mouthing Vista who had never tried it. I'm not saying it had a smooth, clean launch, but the people who had the problems at launch shouted from the hill tops about these problems, and people heard and carried on shouting despite never using Vista at all. This resonated and then Windows 7 came about, the XP users who didn't try Vista jumped on the 7 bandwagon during the beta leaks and then summed up a conclusion that Vista really was as bad as they heard. Look at the Mojave Experiment, for example. I'm not saying you're one of these people, just what I noticed. You may have well had bad experience with Vista.

XP had a far, far worse launch than Vista. That too required high system specs for its time, plagued with driver errors and what not. Vista came about, required high system specs for an OS again, but as the specs the majority of people were running ran XP perfectly fine compared to Vista, and as XP had been out for so long, 2 service packs, stable drivers etc etc, people stuck to XP and then suddenly XP was God's gift to the PC.

I wouldn't say Windows 8 will fail. It's just a whole new way of using Windows. I admit I've not taken to it as it is, and it required the Classic Shell addon for me to find it usable, but I don't think it'll go the same, unfortunate, way that Vista went.
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03 Aug 2012   #6

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When it takes nearly a year to get stuff working right, it's a failure....
When I first installed vista I couldn't even use my multiple graphics cards with it.
It was nearly 6 months before that problem alone was solved.
I think you guys look back fondly on it out of some sort of nostalgia. It really wasn't all that great, why do you think so many people stuck to xp for so long?
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03 Aug 2012   #7
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I think Everlong is right. I bought a Vista PC the day of the Vista launch (Febr.1, 2007) and 3 more Vista PCs thereafter. I never had any problems with it. The little nits were at the same level as the nits in Windows7.

The real problem were some drivers in the early days and the badmouthing by people who had never used it. The Mojave project proved those morons wrong and put egg into their face.

I am still running 2 Vista systems without any problems. It's going and going like the Energizer bunny.
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03 Aug 2012   #8

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...and I suppose one could say we are all right as at the end of the day it's all a matter of opinion.

I remember vista being so problematic for me I was forced to dual boot for nearly a year.
If that wasn't the case for you, that's great.
It would be willfully ignorant of me to ignore my own experience at the same time though.
...and that experience was one of frustration, lost time, and lost work.
It was the same for the majority of my RL friends.

Look I like windows, I'm not sitting here telling everyone they should go install linux.
I'm not going to change my view because it would be seen as politically correct either though.
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03 Aug 2012   #9

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I'm in Maguscreed's camp.
Vista was OK at best.

IMO, XP and Windows 7 were much better (Windows 7 > XP > Vista > W8).

My friend's Vista laptop was stupidly slow (>2 minutes to boot up).

On a different laptop (that I had to "clean") the UAC kept popping up, on just about every mouse click (just like the Apple ad suggested).
It was extremely annoying.
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03 Aug 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
When it takes nearly a year to get stuff working right, it's a failure....
When I first installed vista I couldn't even use my multiple graphics cards with it.
It was nearly 6 months before that problem alone was solved.
I think you guys look back fondly on it out of some sort of nostalgia. It really wasn't all that great, why do you think so many people stuck to xp for so long?
You forgot to mention the 4GB memory crashes which took them a good long time to patch.
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