Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 07:41 UTC
Windows While I was fast asleep, Microsoft unveiled the SKUs for Windows 8 - and we're in for a surprise. Yes, after years and years of fully deserved mockery for releasing 343 versions of each Windows release, the company has seen the light and reduced everything to just four - of which only two, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, will be freely available in stores.
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RE: I'm getting old
by grahamtriggs on Tue 17th Apr 2012 10:25 UTC in reply to "I'm getting old"
grahamtriggs
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I'm in much the same boat. I also quite liked Vista.

For all that has been said about Vista, imho, it's biggest problem was that the third party applications were not ready for it. Too many expected to run as an administrator, and having more access to the system that they really needed.

This was never a good thing, and it's just as well that Vista did sort it out. And it took an OS to come out and start to address the issues. Windows 7 would not have been well appreciated if Vista had not come before it to get the software makers to play ball.

Trouble with Windows 8, no-one is going to play ball and make systems that are 'optimized' for Metro. It is, frankly, a ridiculous way to interact with desktops. I don't want to reach across my desk to swipe the monitor, then return to a physical keyboard to type. Nor do I want to dance around like a lunatic in front of a Kinect camera.

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