Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:04 UTC
Windows So, I've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview since it came out, almost exclusively (except for work, since I'm obviously not going to rely on unfinished and untested software for that). I already knew I could get into Metro on my 11.6" ZenBook, but on my 24" desktop, things aren't looking as rosy. Here's an illustrated guide of the most pressing issues I run into, and five suggestions to address them. Instead of just complaining, let's get constructive.
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RE[2]: Exactly
by shotsman on Mon 4th Jun 2012 15:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Exactly"
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At least notes runs on Linux. You can't say that for a Microsoft Email client. Then there is that joke called 'entorage'. I'm sorry but despite all its shortcomings I'd far rather use notes than exchange.

I was referring to OS9 not OS8.
I could come back and rant on about 'Windows ME', Windows 'The wow starts now' Vista but I won't.
Every company comes out with some dodgy software from time to time. Dec VMS V5.0 was another.
What I was trying to say was that when OSX started shipping, Apple realised that not everyone wanted to move to it right away. so you bought your new Mac and got the old and the new software disks in the package.

If Microsoft would understand that a good proportion of their userbase does not like or want Metro to be forced on them and announce that they would continue to sell(and update) Windows 7 and Server 2008 then a lot of the naysayers would be satisfied.
It seems to me that at the moment microsoft in denial about how Metro well will be accepted in the real world. Even some of their most proactive supporters in the press are beginning to doubt the wisdom of this move.

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