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[8]: How to fix Windows 8
by Dave_K on Thu 7th Jun 2012 01:22 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: How to fix Windows 8"
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Then don't use it. Obviously easier than arguing ad infinitum.


You obviously have no response to the criticism of Metro if all you can do is dismiss it like this. It doesn't say much for Metro if even the most obsequious Windows fanboy on OS News can't actually defend it and refute the complaints people have raised.

The last I checked, discussing the pros and cons of various operating systems was one of the main reasons for this site's existence. Just telling someone not to use one if they have a criticism of it would be a lazy and pointless response even if the commenter had no intention of using it.

As it is, I need to use a variety of Windows software and have to use Windows at work. If the desktop is phased out, or the software I need moves to Metro, then I'll have little choice but to suffer its cripplware tablet interface. Of course I'm going to voice my opinion about something that might end up seriously damaging my productivity.

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