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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Not again
by scrtyfrk on Sun 17th Jun 2012 06:01 UTC
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WOW, rarely does a story actually makes me want to post a comment but this article is ridiculous. The product has not been even put through to RTM and this guy is already making this sweeping pronouncements.

This article is a perfect example of people not being able to accept change.

I sincerely hope that Microsoft breaks every single paradigm from the start menu to the desktop to the files and folders metaphor. We need something new and fresh. We need systems that can handle the large amount of data that goes through our inboxes, rss feeds and phones. A system that quickly lets us see the important things in a glance not having to dig through virtual filing cabinets, folders and documents. The OLD WAY IS NOT CUTTING IT ANY MORE! No a single desktop environment has been able to get away from that clap trap paradigm. UGH!!!!

I hope that windows 8 is that first shift... just because a few morons cannot grasp new concepts, it should not hold the rest of us behind. They can keep their start menus for all I care.

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