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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by Windows Sucks on Sat 16th Jun 2012 22:00 UTC
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My main problem is that the Metro UI on my laptop feels like I am using an iPad on my laptop. I don't like the one off App feel I get with it. That sucks bad enough on my tablet and my phone, but to have that on a full computer is silly. Apples approach to take the best features from the iPad and iPhone but leaving the UI mostly the same seems much smarter.

Also all the products that Microsoft has used the metro style UI on have failed. The Zune? Windows Phone? I am not sure why they really think this will be something I want to see everyday when I am working.

Live tiles etc are cool for a tablet, or a phone but in a business setting they are useless, most of the apps that use live tiles will be taken out when the OS is locked down with GPO's etc in a secure office network.

I think that they should of toned down the Windows 7 interface (Getting rid of Areo) like they do in the Windows 8 classic desktop, added in Metro as a option and go from there.

People compare the Windows 8 changes to Mac OS 10. But remember when Apple did this the Mac was a blip on the user radar, they didn't have a billion users to deal with and the change actually made the Mac OS way more popular to the regular user. Ms waits till their most popular version of Windows ever, the comeback from Vista and then again throws everything into a total tail spin? Gutsy I must say. Or maybe a little crazy.

I will say I think Windows 7 will be around for a VERY, VERY long time. Especially since VB 6 is still the most popular development environment for Windows.

Only thing saving Microsoft is they have no comp on the desktop front.

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