ok - steve - one last embarrassment - thanks.
eesh - the wicked jock is dea...gone.
(*was anyone suprised he bought a football team - i feel sorry for anyone who worked there for last 10 yrs)
Im reading - as i always do - every news thing about ms - its all ,,,
what will win 9 be - tell us now - win8 sucks,,etc
win8 doesnt suck
it was bold
it was cool
it was just stupid
just like since xp - jock boy tried to make everything stupider and dumber...
window borders so thick you cant miss them...
no icons - just text to read across the UI in "start" menu and more... because then people can READ what we mean! who needs quick graphical representation?
Perhaps the startmenu deflection was the perfect new coke (you know that worked right?)
long story short
if you want windows NINE 999 to succeed you just need to do one thing
stop making windows stupid
Make all window borders gone - make things appear when you mouse over them make every photo a border-less photo - make every media player a floating album cover - make ever folder - not on an angle - but show the album cover - make all the icons in desktop - match metro = flat - or - dump metro flat and make things 3d again. just do both - in... both!
SOME people say they hate all the boxes. some people say they hate all the squares. some people say they hate all scrolling - some people say its too colourful - some people say its to limited / no PROPERTIES on Metro tiles - some people actually LIKE a 3D bookshelf - or a typewriter ) see tom hanks app) why cant i say i want circles? why cant i put any icon or photo - at ANY size o want on metro screen> why cant i drag that screen to a window? why can i do properties on a tile - and see a folder location- where its icon image lives - in a real place on my drive?
this invisible hardrive stuff has to disappear! ;)
so - MAKE IT HARD = make it extensible and vast in customization (heard that from me before right...like 10 years ago maybe)
that is how to win back desktop uses - 10 to 20 to 30 year desktop users
hey MS - guess what - WE KNOW HOW IT WORKS
stop making it dumb
we can handle border less windows - as one small example
carry on ;)