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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by jigzat on Thu 4th Oct 2012 00:50 UTC
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I have been using Windows 8 for some time and I have to say that it ain't that bad is just different. When the firs GUI's came up a lot of people complained pointing that the console was better and faster but it was a roadblock for most people, current GUI's have become bloated full of unnecessary options and features that are nice but barely used. Microsoft is trying hard and it is not a bad job and I'm a Mac OS X user by the way.

Most people claim that "Metro" is designed with tablets in mind and that is only half true, the issue with W8 is the input method, a tiny cursor is incompatible and Metro could scale well to desktop with the addition of a different input method similar to Apple's Magic Trackpad and changing the accurate visual hint of the cursor with something less precise like a big highlight or a shadow that pops the current selected element, and also get rid of all the hidden panels, I seriously couldn't turn off the computer the first time, I had to Google it.

Edited 2012-10-04 00:56 UTC

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