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[5]: Unaddressed
by OMRebel on Tue 5th Jun 2012 17:28 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Unaddressed"
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Developers are well taken care of in Windows 8. Microsoft has done a spectacular job with every aspect of the developer story.

Visual Studio 2012 knocks it out of the park. C# is improved dramatically with async/await.

XAML is fast and fluid, first class support from C# and even C++

JS/HTML5 have great tooling alongside XAML in Blend.

Developers are going to love Windows 8, and in fact, I read an article where an Android developer said its no contest, Windows 8 is hands down the better development platform.

The tooling is superior, the languages are superior, and the APIs are conducive to creating a great experience on all form factors. So what exactly is it you're worried about?

That's a joke right? Visual Studio 2012 is a horrible monstrosity! Unless you are someone that likes in a plain gray house, with gray walls, zero color, and take anti-depressants like they are candy.

The new UI for Visual Studio 2012 has reverted back to an early 90's appearance with lack of color making it harder for a developer to actually find what they are looking for - commonly used objects no longer stand out. That is a horrible mistake of any UI to have everything blend in like that.

Seriously, anyone that thinks the new UI for VS 2012 is actually an improvement needs to be taken out behind a woodshed......

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