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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Gullible Jones
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A couple things:

- First of all, the test computer was an EeePC, which performed reasonably well under Windows 7. I know I'm supposed to expect an EeePC to run like a sloth, but the fact is it works well enough under 7, and much less well under 8.

- The interface was slower than 7's even with transparency and other eyecandy disabled, so it's not like I was just boggled by the eyecandy-heavy defaults. Technically the video driver may be more to blame than the OS, but what do you think users will blame?

Also the sluggishness is kind of secondary IMO to the interface being really annoying.

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