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]: How to fix Windows 8
by Nelson on Wed 6th Jun 2012 03:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: How to fix Windows 8"
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I think it's because Windows 8 is a transitional release. The Desktop will eventually be phased out of existence, so keeping it around would be conducive to extending its shelf life.

Metro is the future, and it's understandable that a lot of people in tech circles dislike it. The Desktop is one of those sacred cows, and it took a lot of courage for Microsoft to be as bold as they are, considering they could've just done minor updates to Windows 7.

As it stands, it is quite feasible to keep Metro as out of your way as possible, and the times which you see it daily is not great. The amount of whining in these comments would have you think otherwise, but in general, the Windows 7 desktop is largely preserved.

Maybe Metro 1.0 isn't your cup of tea, or others here, but I'm confident with a few revisions and when the industry shift is in fuller swing, the doubters will come around.

Just as Vista had to piss people off to introduce a lot of key new architectural changes like WDDM, Windows 8 will piss people off to pave the way for future releases.

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