BetaArchive Logo
Navigation Home Screenshots Image Uploader Server Info FTP Servers Wiki Forum RSS Feed Rules Please Donate
UP: 16d, 15h, 7m | CPU: 43% | MEM: 4465MB of 12279MB used
{The community for beta collectors}

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 58 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 PostPost subject: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:43 pm 
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:25 am

Posts
19

Favourite OS
Windows 8
Seriously, I think Aero is overrated and needs to go away. Bling-bling glass effects are so yesterday. And Metro looks a lot better - it's flat and uncluttered. The reason I still use XP is that it's less overstyled than Vista and 7. That's why I'll skip Vista and 7 and go to Windows 8. Anyone agree?


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:49 pm 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:48 am

Posts
635

Location
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, North America, Earth, Universe

Favourite OS
Windows 8 - 6.2.8102 - Pre-Beta
"Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?" No. I, and others like it too. 8-)
"That's why I'll skip Vista and 7 and go to Windows 8. Anyone agree?" No.

_________________
6.1.7850 - September 22, 2010
6.2.7927 - Febuary 14, 2011
6.2.7955 - Febuary 28, 2011
6.2.7959 - March 7, 2011
6.2.7989 - April 21, 2011
6.2.8102 - August 30, 2011
Beta Escrow? 6.2.81xx - 12?/DD/2011
Beta 6.2.8xxx - MM/DD/2012?
RC 6.2.8xxx - MM/DD/2012
Final 6.2.8??? - MM/DD/201?


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:58 pm 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue May 03, 2011 4:23 pm

Posts
715

Favourite OS
NT 6.05.3718.0
fiescort wrote:
Bling-bling glass effects are so yesterday

and flat collage type that we played as kids in what? 3rd grade of elementary is so tomorrow?

fiescort wrote:
Metro looks a lot better - it's flat

thanks for proving my point

fiescort wrote:
Metro looks a lot better - it's uncluttered.

how can it be uncluttered when user has to deal with 5x more clicks to do simple task?

_________________
Pat Bateman: I'm into murders and executions.
Les Grossman: Or you can grow a conscience in the next 5 minutes and see where that takes you.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:01 am 
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:16 pm

Posts
201

Favourite OS
Windows 8 Developer Preview
Why would you think this about the glass? It looks really good. I like the new metro UI aswell, it really goes to shoe that Microsoft aren't afriad to try new things. Unlike apple, where they find something and release the same product with a minor touch up every few months.

_________________
Image


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:18 am 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:04 pm

Posts
1045

Location
The Ephemeral between existance and non-existance: AKA "being"

Favourite OS
Rhapsody, BeOS
They moved the clutter from the space domain to the time domain. Now the delay is guaranteed. Good work MS. This is the first Windows release that is seriously making me consider switching to Linux.

_________________
Image
Part Time Troll - HPC Enthusiast - Spelling Master - Old Fart


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:27 am 
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:33 pm

Posts
843

Location
C:/Windows/System32/twinUI.dll

Favourite OS
W8B1 Build 8134
I like it people just need to get "used" to it *uses personal opinion*

_________________
Image

Image


Top  Profile  WWW  YIM
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:07 am 
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue May 03, 2011 2:08 am

Posts
1426

Location
New Tokyo-3

Favourite OS
Windows 8 RP
I personally like it. It makes more sense to me than the Aero interface (where it can take me ten minutes to figure out how to change a setting), and I find the lack of shininess helps me focus when I'm trying to work.

_________________
My brother had a book he would hold with pride/A little red cover with a broken spine/On the back he hand wrote a quote inside/"When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die"


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:21 am 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:07 am

Posts
583

Location
On Earth

Favourite OS
………
Z33RO wrote:
Why would you think this about the glass? It looks really good. I like the new metro UI aswell, it really goes to shoe that Microsoft aren't afriad to try new things. Unlike apple, where they find something and release the same product with a minor touch up every few months.


You have to remember that in the time microsoft released 3 Major OS upgrades… Apple released 5…

Personally, I find the Metro UI Ugly. I like Aero better… And I'm not even fond of Aero…

_________________
"I not have a time to spend for make fake, and more important thing, this pics are not my."

Pointless. Locked. -linuxlove

Pointless. -James

"If only Windows 8 was as revolutionary as Vista."-hounsell


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:52 am 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:53 pm

Posts
347

Location
Brazil

Favourite OS
6.1.7850
I like the Metro look, but prefer the aero.

_________________
Image


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:58 am 
Donator
Offline

Joined
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:46 pm

Posts
499

Location
Russia

Favourite OS
Windows XP, Longhorn, Vista
That's like that people who like metro haven't used Windows XP/2000/NT4, Windows 9x and Windows 3.x. You should do that and find out that they are much more user-friendly that this metro.

_________________
Long Live Windows XP!


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:40 am 
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:03 pm

Posts
470

Location
over the hills and far away

Favourite OS
Linux mint 17
Taylorover9000 wrote:
"Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?" No. I, and others like it too. 8-)
"That's why I'll skip Vista and 7 and go to Windows 8. Anyone agree?" No.

i agree the only thing that keeps me from using it right now is some of my games i play don't run on it :cry:

_________________
Image


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:55 am 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:10 pm

Posts
439

Location
Windows

Favourite OS
Windows XP x64 Edition
Metro is oversimplified and ugly because of use of plain solid colors and white icons. The Zune iteration of Metro is beautiful. And Aero is far more beautiful and definitely needs to stay as an *option*. Unfortunately Microsoft is smitted by Metro Mania (TM).

_________________
xpclient
I do the testing, feature ideas and UX feedback for Classic Shell.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:03 am 
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:03 pm

Posts
470

Location
over the hills and far away

Favourite OS
Linux mint 17
xpclient wrote:
Metro is oversimplified and ugly because of use of plain solid colors and white icons. The Zune iteration of Metro is beautiful. And Aero is far more beautiful and definitely needs to stay as an *option*. Unfortunately Microsoft is smitted by Metro Mania (TM).

it's still beta there will always time for pretty looks later and the fact this is just for app testing

_________________
Image


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:02 pm 
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue May 03, 2011 2:08 am

Posts
1426

Location
New Tokyo-3

Favourite OS
Windows 8 RP
Coppermine wrote:
That's like that people who like metro haven't used Windows XP/2000/NT4, Windows 9x and Windows 3.x. You should do that and find out that they are much more user-friendly that this metro.


The first computer I used regularly had Windows 3.11. The next one had Windows 98. The third one had Windows 2000. The fourth had XP. The fifth and sixth had Vista and 7, respectively. I have used just about every Microsoft UI (other than BOB). I still like Metro. As a matter of fact, I like it more than any other interface I've used. Try to think through your assertions before you make them. I understand that you're a fan of the older Microsoft OSes (as shown by your other posts on this forum), but you seem to assume that anyone who likes Metro is a Microsoft n00b who likes it because they don't know any better. Some of us genuinely like its style and interface methods. I'm not saying either of us is "right", but it'd be nice if you could respect the opinions of those who disagree with you.

_________________
My brother had a book he would hold with pride/A little red cover with a broken spine/On the back he hand wrote a quote inside/"When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die"


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:42 pm 
Donator
Offline

Joined
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:46 pm

Posts
499

Location
Russia

Favourite OS
Windows XP, Longhorn, Vista
-- Comment removed by moderator - there was no need for that now back off. --

_________________
Long Live Windows XP!


Last edited by Rioter on Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:29 am, edited 1 time in total.
Unneeded comment


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:08 pm 
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Mon May 09, 2011 7:13 pm

Posts
365

Location
Aosta Valley

Favourite OS
Windows XP Professional x64
Personally I like more 7 style... metro interface makes a pc look like one of those early smartphones (also newer WP7..) and reduces much available options... I don't hate it, simply I want a pc to look like a fully featured computer, not some tennager's pc that has only cool graphics and runs games and facebook... as for you, upgrading from XP days ot's not only a matter of graphics... newer OS's have many more features and support newer applications and even if my desktop is preserved with XP, I have a partition to run 7 if it's needed...


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:35 am 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:07 am

Posts
583

Location
On Earth

Favourite OS
………
zinamo wrote:
Personally I like more 7 style... metro interface makes a pc look like one of those early smartphones (also newer WP7..) and reduces much available options... I don't hate it, simply I want a pc to look like a fully featured computer, not some tennager's pc that has only cool graphics and runs games and facebook... as for you, upgrading from XP days ot's not only a matter of graphics... newer OS's have many more features and support newer applications and even if my desktop is preserved with XP, I have a partition to run 7 if it's needed...



Partly my thoughts… I also think… Isn't this like reverting back to DOS? But with ugly fonts…

_________________
"I not have a time to spend for make fake, and more important thing, this pics are not my."

Pointless. Locked. -linuxlove

Pointless. -James

"If only Windows 8 was as revolutionary as Vista."-hounsell


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:30 pm 
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:43 pm

Posts
22

Location
Sao Bernardo do Campo,SP,Brazil.

Favourite OS
Windows 98 SE
Metro is very clear,Polished. But its a real shame to underrate Aero. It was Revolutionary. Especially the Longhorn ones.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:09 pm 
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:38 pm

Posts
2

Location
Lancaster, PA, USA

Favourite OS
Windows 3.11 for Workgroups
I agree that metro is a great GUI: for tablets and touch-based systems, but it is much mor complicated for a mouse and keyboard user. Hopefully, microsoft will see fit to allow users to return to the aero UI if they wish.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:56 am 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:00 am

Posts
221
2 reasons why I like it:

-You can pin your most used programs (For me it's: Steam, Paint.NET, XChat, Firefox, And Skype)
-It gives me a Phone-Like exprience on a PC (A first for me.)

I will still use Explorer though for homework, file organizing, Pictures, etc.

_________________
My Channel | My Steam Page | My LIVE Profile


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:46 am 
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue May 03, 2011 2:08 am

Posts
1426

Location
New Tokyo-3

Favourite OS
Windows 8 RP
I got a chance to use Metro on a Dell touchscreen, and I have to say that for touch interfaces, it is PERFECT. The simple look makes navigation and use much easier.

_________________
My brother had a book he would hold with pride/A little red cover with a broken spine/On the back he hand wrote a quote inside/"When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die"


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:22 am 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:50 am

Posts
34

Favourite OS
Windows XP SP3
fiescort wrote:
Seriously, I think Aero is overrated and needs to go away.


Aero? Yes. The Windows 7 visual style? It's good, don't give it a bad time.

Quote:
Bling-bling glass effects are so yesterday. And Metro looks a lot better - it's flat and uncluttered.


Meanwhile, in Windows 3.11...

Quote:
The reason I still use XP is that it's less overstyled than Vista and 7.


fiescort, meet Royale. Royale, fiescort.

Quote:
That's why I'll skip Vista and 7 and go to Windows 8. Anyone agree?


Not me. Windows 7 is better than XP, and I'm not ready to lose it to give the crazed hipsters using touchscreens the benefit of control.

_________________
Windows 8:Phone OS =/= desktop/laptop OS.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:27 am 
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:42 pm

Posts
17

Favourite OS
Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7601
Its not bad, a combination of aero and metro would be awesome!


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:51 pm 
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:08 pm

Posts
398

Location
Over here!

Favourite OS
AMI BIOS
dominique120 wrote:
Its not bad, a combination of aero and metro would be awesome!


True. Aero Lite Glass plus Metro Start Screen and more Taskbar-Friendly StartScreen Button would be awesome. I am wondering how it will look. But do not forget - WDP is not even beta.

_________________
Image
Helping you help us help you help us all.
21686148-6449-6E6F-744E-656564454649


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Am I the only one that likes Win 8's Metro look?        Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:07 am 
Offline

Joined
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:41 pm

Posts
7

Favourite OS
Damn Small Linux
I think Metro looks great too. It's also functional with the status buttons. Aero was just a different way to view all of your open windows, and as a selling point for Vista Premium. Another great thing about Metro is that you can switch it back to the "classic" look for windows.

_________________
If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.


Top  Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 58 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All views expressed in these forums are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the BetaArchive site owner.

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

Copyright © 2006-2014

 

Sitemap | XML | RSS