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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U-turn patch isn't enough
by tomchr on Fri 19th Apr 2013 16:17 UTC
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Adding a start button to Windows 8 isn't enough. The Elephant in the room cannot be ignored with a simple botch job.
Microsoft needs to throw out the Metro UI and come up with a better an refined GUI. Forced fullscreen apps for the obtuse and inconsistant control issues due to the malplaced focus on swipe gestures are just some of the many painfully obvious flaws that need to be thrown in the trash can.

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