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    Windows 8 - Readying Metro style apps for launch

    The latest building Windows 8 blog post - Readying Metro style apps for launch.

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    I've yet to see a Metro app I like and I've tried several. The basic premise seems to be to eliminate Menus and controls so you can be "immersed" in the app. Call me old fashioned but I like having a control or menu bar present so I don't have to go through the convoluted procedure to do something like print as posted in another thread here. They also seem to promote using the cloud which causes some delays. I like having things local.

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    The Metro UI and Metro apps seem akin to toys to me. They seem to be good for playing games (seem lower end games at this point), checking email, etc., not for doing real work. I also do not like the lack of control with all Metro Apps. I have currently set IE 10 to always open the Desktop version of IE.
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    Unfortunately, I believe that Microsoft wants to see all the new stuff in Metro so it can be supported on all its platforms - phone, tablet, and PC.

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    I personally believe you will continue to see Legacy apps updated and written for the Desktop. There are way too many of us conventional PC users to simply ignore, and probably will be for years to come. I do not see a majority of users switching quickly. Sure there will be some that switch, but there are just too many conventional PC's that are relatively new, or older but working very well. I for one am not going to get rid of my 3 home PC's until they die. I might very well acquire a tablet, but I will get one capable of running Win 8 Pro.
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