I'd like to see Stardock make some Metro apps.
What do you think?
Sorry, NO!!!! Metro does not belong on the desktop and that's what Stardock does.... create apps for Windows desktops. Okay, Stardock apps also serve to pretty up laptops as well, but there's little or no difference in appearance or how they handle, so no beef there.
No, Metro... er, "Don't call it Metro anymore" belongs on portable devices like pads and so-called smart phones, and Stardock does not cater to those, though it may want to consider doing so, given that seems to be the way things are going with OSes and communications devices. Still, I don't see desktop PC's going away any time soon.
I recently saw a chart forecasting sales for desktop PC's will be up by several million in 2013, and then there are companies like Nvidia, Intel and AMD/ATI investing huge resources and billions to develop bigger, better and faster components for desktop units, so they are going to be around for quite some time to come, despite what the manufacturers and advocates of the pad may say.
[f**king Apple has a lot to answer for]
Thing is, if anyone wants a Metro-like app/appearance on their desktop [can't see why anyone would], Stardock does have 'Tiles', which performs a similar function.
Anyhow, BOT.... another thing I like about Win 8 is the UAC not being such a pain in the arse. While it is still there, it doesn't seem so intrusive and isn't constantly asking for permissions to things you've opened/done before. Well that's the way I found it... like UAC operates more in the background in Win 8. I had a few instance where UAC would ask if this or that was okay, but it's definitely less annoying than in Vista/Win 7 before I used Stardock's TweakVista or Tweak7 to make it behave.