Get an internet TV
Yuck. Do not want. I do have one, but i refuse to connect it to the network.
Using an entire computer for a media centre is sacrileg
Did I say that's all I do with it? It acts as a fileserver for the house, and has steam on it, (big picture mode also works pretty well from the couch)
if you love the tiles and apps so much, get an xbox and use that,
What microsofts pay-to-use-internet ad-ridden version of not-really-windows? No thanks. I don't have or want an xbox.
XboxOne's kinect voice controls actually work quite well.
The point I was trying to make was that metro is ergonomically retarded for a desktop or laptop.
Its fine for single tasking full screen apps - even on a desktop or laptop, but I agree that's a distinct minority of what *I* do with either of those, while its nearly all I do with the HTPC.
Fuck your metro Fanboyishness (sp),
Get real. I'm not Metro fanboi. I like it for what its good at.
you're making excuses by saying it's good at something it was never made to do,
No, I'm just saying it IS actually quite good at something that quite a few people do, even if that wasn't really what it was designed for. Its also decent as a phone OS. I certainly don't see it taking over the desktop, but being -able- to run it there isn't a bad thing.
but agreeing with the fact that it's awful at what it is supposed to do.
I'm honestly not sure what Microsoft thought it was supposed to do on the desktop. Did they really expect to see accountants running their accounting program, email, and excel sheets as full screen apps and swiping between them? Surely they aren't that dense... they could have just looked over an accountants shoulder...after all.