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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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.

No actually a lot of the same bloggers who liked Vista are not liking Windows 8. Kingsley was one of the few bloggers who actually benchmarked Vista and pointed out that the outstanding issues had been fixed with updates. Thurrott has endorsed every MS product except for Windows 8.

In my opinion, the start screen is a great feature.

Well you obviously don't use many programs then. It's a step backwards for productivity and program organization.

I'm not so sure about the Metro apps, but I suppose alternatives will start appearing.

Microsoft has pissed off developers with Windows 8 and now expects them to cater to a minority of Windows users. Good luck with that.

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