Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 15:49 UTC
Windows "Yesterday my desktop died, and so I went ahead and got a brand new Windows 8 laptop. It's always been my feeling that as years go on, user experience has been going down for people who use a computer and the Internet, because of decisions all companies make that are clearly anti-user, either because they think they know best, or in many cases, for financial gains. But from spending all night reinstalling everything and customizing the laptop, I realized just how bad it has become." Probably the biggest reason to go Mac or Linux. Such a shame Microsoft found it more important to pressure OEMs into silly Secure Boot nonsense instead of doing something about the anti-user crapware disaster. Goes to show who Microsoft cares about. Hint: it ain't you.
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Unfortunately I have to agree.
by Gullible Jones on Sun 11th Nov 2012 18:08 UTC
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I tried the Windows 8 RTM trial version...

It was bad. Pure, unmitigated bad. The interface sucks, the bugs suck, the web/ad integration sucks, it's confusing and slow and ugly and borderline unusable. It reminds me more of MeeGo than of Windows.

I've never been a Microsoft fan, but I thought Windows 7 was great. This is an an unbelievable step backwards in terms of usability.

But the Server 2012 trial? Much more friendly and usable.

Only the best for Microsoft's corporate clients. The rest of us, apparently, can go fly a kite.

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