Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 22:21 UTC
Windows Paul Allen, one of Microsoft's co-founders who left the company long ago, has posted on his blog about his experiences with Windows 8. He (surprise) likes it, but he does note a number of shortcomings and oddities - all of which are spot-on. However, he fails to address the core issue with Windows 8: it's forcing users to drill a small hole in the wall with a belt sander.
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No, Thom...
by ronaldst on Thu 4th Oct 2012 00:01 UTC
ronaldst
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You're not resistant to change. The apps aren't here yet. There are no Metro apps. No incentive. Most of the apps that comes with RTM are buggy and have not even reached parity with Mango apps. The Windows Store is empty. Microsoft Mahjong, while good, isn't enough.

Once the Facebook, the Twitter and everything else comes along, people will warm up to the Modern UI. Once the feel part of the touch experience happens, the tablet debate will be over like it happened with the Mouse.

For me, Metro is the most innovative (and I hate that prostituted word) UI advancement to happen in the last 20 years. Not cheap novelties like the Genie affect on Aqua or Live Wallpapers.

I'd judge the situation at the end of the month instead of going all out this early. Worry after. Not now. This makes no sense to worry right now. The plumbing is fantastic. The product is rock solid.

As for me, I use Windows 8 everyday. And I ain't going back to slow Windows 7.

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