Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Apr 2013 09:31 UTC
Windows "Many PC OEMs are dissatisfied with what Microsoft has done with Windows 8 and the way the company has handled the negative response to the operating system. Privately, one OEM source told me that Microsoft is 'destroying' the PC industry, while another claimed that Windows 8 has 'handed over millions of customers to Apple'. Other OEMs are making their displeasure known publicly. Both Lenovo and Samsung have released Start button replacements for Windows 8." Windows Phone isn't the only thing not catching on. I'm really happy with my Surface RT - warts and all - but there's no denying the response to Windows 8 has been Vista-esque bad.
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by MOS6510 on Fri 19th Apr 2013 10:27 UTC
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Windows 8 is faster than Windows 7, so it would have been a better version of Windows if someone hadn't stuck the Metro bit on it and removed the Start button.

I've been using Windows 8 for a while now, but I still feel like using 2 systems, the classic Windows one and Metro. The last one feels like a tablet emulator stuck on Windows.

Why not boot Windows 8 in to classic desktop mode, put the Start button back and use Metro as a service to run Metro/tablet software.

The Metro apps on Windows 8 don't make any sense. They are limited versions of classic desktop ones sporting big buttons.

But I don't think fixing Windows will sell more PCs. If a PC runs Windows 7 fine it will run Windows 8 fine, why not just install Windows 8 on it then? Hell, Windows 7 even runs fine on most Windows XP PCs.

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