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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there are some good points here. except the prognostication that the desktop is dead. I dont get that.

let the desktop be a screen of application launchers, informative widgets, and movable application windows. it seems to me that android, iphone, osx, windows 7, and windows 8 all still have the desktop... except for the movable windows. only the traditional osx and windows desktops have the movable windows.

so what are we really talking about here, the death of movable windows? the death of multitasking?

metro and the mobile platforms surely have poor multitasking ability, but originally this was because of limited hardware resources. does microsoft attempting to apply that design to high-performance devices prove that movable windows and multitasking are dead for good?

I think this is not the case. I see no trend yet. I see no people with big screen devices demanding they have less functionality. if windows 8 metro is a huge success on laptops and desktops, then I will see the beginning of a trend.

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