Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 16th Jun 2012 17:52 UTC
Windows Adrian Kingsley-Hughes pens a rant on Windows 8, calling it 'awful': "I'm now ready to sum up my Windows 8 experience with a single word: awful. I could have chosen a number of other words - terrible, horrible, painful and execrable all spring to mind - but it doesn't matter, the sentiment is the same." I've been using Windows 8 Release Preview on both my ZenBook and my regular desktop since its release, and here's my short review: "I like it." Issues a-plenty, but for what is essentially a 1.0 release - not bad. It's a hell of a lot better than other releases which were similar in scope (Mac OS X 10.0, KDE 4.0).
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I wouldn't say aweful...
by BluenoseJake on Sat 16th Jun 2012 19:39 UTC
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Just really different. I like the live tiles, I like the charm bar a lot, easy access to settings, search, whatever.

I hate the music and video apps, they kinda suck, I want to see my music or videos, not what's on Xbox or Zune. I absolutely hate the mail app. No IMAP support? No POP? Really MS?

The start screen kinda eventually gets out of your way, once you get used to it. It took me a while, but I have been running Windows 8 on my laptop and Dell tablet since the Developers Preview, and I can use it, I can work if need be, I can play games, I can surf the web.

It's usable, but if you can't handle change, then you will hate it. If you hate learning a new style of doing things, you will hate it. If you just want to get some work done, and don't really care about the OS chrome, you can get down to it, especially if your apps are all desktop apps, and really, at this point they all are.

Edited 2012-06-16 19:40 UTC

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