When will geeks ever get convinced, if an OS doesn’t need them to use meticulously curated Rainmeters, resize rigorously their browser windows and Winamps, and proudly clean their desktop so clean its only ability to show a giant static wallpaper of their favorite (insert hobby here), it’s not the end of the world?
Admit it, that’s OCD.
In most cases I’ve seen for normal users, window management is more or less a nuisance. They almost always either: have messy windows, or, have always maximized applications.
I’ve hardly ever seen people using Word, Spotify, iTunes, WMP, Photoshop, Adobe Reader or any browsers not maximized. I’m a power user, and I do that - with the exception that Photoshop spans the second screen to hold the toolbars. And if they aren’t maximizing, they probably just forgot to, like those who would watch Youtube in that tiny area when they have a 1920x1024 screen.
In fact, the only apps that really don’t need fullscreen are very few: Calculator, Notepad, chat apps, and misc system tool nick-nacks. But that’s what the desktop mode is for - advanced tasks.
The new Start screen is essentially the Start menu and the widget-filled Rainmeter desktop combined, plus automatically organized and much wider support. I don’t see the problem with that. Besides, I’m glad to finally see a widget standard from Microsoft that isn’t the drab Vista Gadgets gallery.
The lock screen guarantees to showcase your favorite (insert hobby here) photo every time you come back to your computer. And it’s also spectacularly clean all the time without the need for meticulous cleaning.
So why should most people suffer because of nerds’ preferences? Why?
It’s time to change, folks.