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Windows 8, Start Screen, Multi-Monitor Usability

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I've been watching a number of discussion threads regarding the usability of Windows 8, especially regarding the start screen, Desktop application usage, and multi-monitor scenarios. All I can say is don’t knock it until you try it. I’ve been running Win8 on my tablet and laptop for a few weeks now. The work I do on my laptop is often multi-monitor, and is real work. There are three themes I’d like to address, based on my full-time usage experience thus far.
First, some people feel that Microsoft is making a mistake by having WinRT (Metro style) and Desktop apps run on the same machine at the same time. I vehemently disagree. I absolutely want one machine that I can use as a tablet on the plane, and as a real computer when I get to my destination. My tablet does this (Samsung from //build/) for almost everything, except when I’m doing distributed computing demos and need my full laptop to run virtual machines (because my laptop has tons of memory and an i7, vs the tablet with less memory and an i5). ...(Read whole news on source site)

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