When they released Vista they made UAC a Nuisance which adversely impacted on users.
Every new thing that they bring into the OS needs to work and Metro is a great idea for Mobile Devices but it shouldn't be the Only way to use a more powerful system. Unfortunately with the wide adoption of Mobile Devices the Desktop market has drastically shrunk so Microsoft has seen the Light and dumped the Desktop all together as a preferred Platform and gone with a Interface for Mobile Devices.
I can sort of understand their aim here, though i do not necessarily agree the idea of having just the 1 User Interface for all devices, sounds on the surface like a Great Idea it just falls flat when it's tried with the Typical Microsoft way of telling how you will do things their way or no way.
The Metro Interface looks great for Mobile Devices and though I don't use one because I need more power it does look very similar to both the iPhone and Droid user Interface. I'm not sure just how well the current Preview Release will work on a Low Powered Tablet but I'm assuming it wouldn't be a great experience because of the limited processing power of most current generation Tablets. However when it's RTM and the Hardware Vendors specifically design Tablets and Phones to use 8 the initial High End Products should work OK. I would personally avoid the Lower End products available but that's no different for Computers or Notebooks the Low End Market always gets slow underpowered products and is a perfect example of You Get What You Pay For.
I can remember one owner of a Acer NB who was constantly complaining to it's maker & agents that it was useless. Everyone returned it saying it was working as it was supposed to but he found it way too slow and basically a pointless thing to try to use. I ripped the supplied RAM out of the unit fitted as much as the M'Board would carry for about $120.00 and he didn't believe that it was the same machine.
Obviously the Maker and their Agents where correct in saying that it was working as it was designed to but what I found interesting was no one suggested upgrading the thing so that it would work decently.
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