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 22:08 UTC in reply to "Saving this"
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I'm saving that article, along with all the other similar ones. This is hugely similar to the Xbox, iPod and XP start menu rants.

The people saying the start screen is a disaster are the same ones that didn't adapt to the XP start menu and changed it back to the classic one.

In my opinion, the start screen is a great feature. I'm not so sure about the Metro apps, but I suppose alternatives will start appearing.

The XP start menu was a change but at the same time it was the same. It was ugly to a lot of people but like with the Vista, 7 start menus any old Windows user could after a couple of days of playing still use it, most things were still in the same places.

The Metro UI is totally different. Sit a regular Windows user down in front of it and they are totally confused, its like starting all over from scratch. Decades of training out the Window. So Windows 7 will be around for the next 15 years like XP was to cover this fail. LOL. Gonna be real interesting. Because a lot of people are going to stick with Windows 7, Windows 8 tablets etc are going to stall. Crazy mess. Too much going on.

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