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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RE: Pure, unfiltered, nonesense
by Morgan on Tue 13th Nov 2012 05:05 UTC in reply to "Pure, unfiltered, nonesense"
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People want to have their cake and eat it too. They enjoy the user experience of an appliance type device, but also want the openness of a traditional PC.

You cannot have it both ways. With the good also comes the bad.

And thus we have Windows slowly becoming an appliance. This is the direction Mac OS is going too, unfortunately. OS X is such a powerful system under the covers, it's a crying shame that Apple wants to iOS-ify it.

It is a great shame that things are like this, but such is the relationship with OEMs. They taint everything they get their hands on. (Look at Android OEMs for even more proof).

This is why, if I do leave Windows Phone for good and go back to Android, it will have to be a Nexus phone. I do like the Galaxy Note II but it is full of Samsung specific crap that I don't really want.

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