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[4]: Musings about Metro
by jeffb on Sat 6th Oct 2012 03:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Musings about Metro"
jeffb
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Exactly what I wanted to say. I can respect the opinion of those who like metro, as long as they can respect my opinion that I don't like it for what I do. I don't want to be dependent upon it to launch my applications.

As I mentioned in another post, the previews DID permit the restoration of the start menu through a registry hack, but microsoft is so adamant that we don't have this choice in win8 that they removed the code entirely.


Microsoft sells a product that does what you want, Windows 7. Windows 8 treats Win32 as a legacy system, the same way that when Apple migrated to OSX it was never their goal to allow you to maintain a "classic" (OS9) desktop / applications experience.

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