A Linux desktop and tablet user and Windows 8
Mar 13, 2012, 03:06 (3 Talkback[s])
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"It?s hard to know where to begin. But, perhaps I should start
with a Windows 8 Metro problem that follows GNOME 3.x of all
desktops down the same wrong alley. Both Windows 8 and GNOME 3.x
make the simple task of turning a system off a pain-in-the-rump.
Why? Oh why?
"Some people argue that shutting down systems is so
old-fashioned, but until every device I have has a battery life
like the new Apple iPad is supposed have, I want to be able to
easily turn it off. And, besides, why the heck make it hard to turn
off the first place anyway?
"Speaking of other basics, I, for one, am used to scroll up and
down, not from side to side, on a desktop. Sure, it works on
tablets, but I?m trying to use Windows 8 on a desktop. I think most
people are going to try to use it on tablets either. If I?m on a
desktop, why are you forcing me to relearn such a basic way of
working with my PC?"