You can probably guess what OS this is:
I knew Metro was going to be a touch friendly experience but I'm surprised at how bothersome it is if you don't use it with a touchscreen. It's not, like Gnome Shell and to some extent Unity, a desktop UI which has taken on some ideas and concepts from touch interfaces, it's 100% purpose made for touch devices, much more so than the Android OS on my phone (which works sorta OK as a desktop OS - http://www.webupd8.org/2012/07/android- ... -with.html
I can only imagine how many old Windows users around the world daily are utterly perplexed when they experience Metro for the first time on a laptop or a PC. But it's not fair to judge it as a desktop OS because it looks like an easy-to-use and simple interface for touchscreens and I'd love to play with it on a tablet, it's just Microsoft's marketing that's weird - can't believe they're targeting it at desktop/laptop users at all.
I installed the classicshell UI makeover (the "Gnome Classic" of Windows 8 - only chance my girlfriend will like Win 8 and not ask me to install Win 7 again) which gives this result:
A slightly daft looking Win 7 desktop. I guess re-installing Win 7 will be on my todo-list tomorrow
Anyway, it's good to be back on Linux Mint again
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!