Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Sep 2012 20:16 UTC, submitted by Bob Stein
Windows has just posted their 45-page, 40-screenshot review of Microsoft Windows 8. The review covers many different aspects of the OS including performance, security, application compatibility, and more. "Is Windows 8 a hit or miss? It's a hit, it is clearly Microsoft's most bold development in years, it probably beats out the transition from Program Manager (Windows 3X) to Windows 95, the move from Windows 9x to the NT Kernel. The Windows 8 platform represents so many things: truly touch centric, support for modern processor architectures, fast and fluid as Microsoft puts it and also represents where the majority of the world is heading when it comes to computing, entirely mobile."
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RE[5]: A mixed bag
by WorknMan on Thu 27th Sep 2012 05:14 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: A mixed bag"
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Its not "one size fits all"... Its "one size fits most, and we'll deal with everyone else in a point release".

Exactly. It should be noted that when Windows 95 came out, people hated the start menu and went looking for how to enable the Win 3.1 program manager.

That does NOT mean I am trying to defend metro in its current state... while it may be good for your average iPad-using soccer mom, it sucks ass for anybody who needs to get real work done. Whoever came up with the idea of horizontal scrolling as a default needs to be beaten to death. And I don't mean that figuratively either... I'm actually advocating physical violence. Remove that dumbass from the gene pool.

That being said, assuming MS doesn't change its mind about metro (as they have done with most other technologies that they 'bet the company on'), it'll get better over time, to the point where they can port over fully functional versions of MS Office, Visual Studio, etc, and then they can move the rest of us over.

If you doubt me, take a look at Windows 1.0 and 2.0, which is basically what Windows 7 evolved from. Anything can be made better ;)

Edited 2012-09-27 05:15 UTC

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