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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RE: I dunno man...
by ze_jerkface on Fri 5th Oct 2012 15:57 UTC in reply to "I dunno man..."
ze_jerkface
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2012-06-22

For a power user, Metro is like a super fast start menu.


What a load of crap, the start menu has been instant for years. Sorry but you can't get faster than instant.

The start screen in Windows 8 is an abomination, like a combination of adware and the shortcut organization skills of a 5 year old.

In Windows 7 I can read a document and then launch the start menu without being distracted. In Windows 8 you get a UI that takes over your workspace and screams DID YOU WANT TO LAUNCH ANY OF THESE GIANT ANIMATED ICONS??? .

It's so fucking awful, please stop trying to convince us that Microsoft's piss is lemonade. Windows 8 reduces productivity because productivity is not the goal. The goal is to compete with Apple instead of serving customers. Ballmer/Sinofsky will fail at this goal and infuriate their customer base. Get ready for the wrath of Fortune 500 companies when they see what Microsoft expects them to put up with.

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