Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 12:24 UTC
Windows "Microsoft has been furiously ripping out legacy code in Windows 8 that would have enabled third parties to bring back the Start button, Start Menu, and other software bits that could have made this new OS look and work like its predecessor. In fact, I've seen that several well-known UI hacks that worked fine with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview are no longer functional in the coming Release Preview. And those with hopes that Microsoft would allow businesses, at least, to boot directly to the desktop should prepare for disappointment. That feature not only isn't happening, it's being removed from Windows Server 12 (Windows 8's stable mate) as well." When you buy a new machine later this year, you will use Metro, an environment wholly inferior, incomplete, and not at all ready to replace the traditional desktop in any way, shape, or form. Whether you like it or not.
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RE[2]: Not f*cking likely
by zima on Mon 4th Jun 2012 00:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Not f*cking likely"
zima
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2005-07-06

I am more likely to run CP/M than I am to run Windows 8!

Sure, I'd like to see that one...

This OS is a disaster!

Just like many described Vista - and a short time later, almost all of them were delighted about Win7, which is really just VistaSE + driver makers catching up.

I will NOT be buying apps through an app store on the desktop! I reject Microsoft's walled garden!

Nobody really forces you. But it's a welcome thing for many ...kinda like repositories, finally, but also including closed, pay software.

I reject the Fisher Price UI,

Funny, many people described XP in exactly the same way ...and a few years later, they swore by it.

and I don't care how much better or faster Win8 is supposed to be.

So, doesn't matter how much better it becomes, you will still reject it ...that's a great attitude.

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