Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 22:46 UTC

Early this year, I decided to take a risk.

As a geek, I like to reward those in the industry that try to be bold. That try to be different. That try to leave the beaten path. That look at the norm in the market, and decide to ignore it. Despite all its flaws, Microsoft did just that with its Metro user interface, incarnations of which are used on both Windows Phone and Windows 8.

I was a Windows Phone user since day one. I bought an HTC HD7 somewhere around release day, and imported it into The Netherlands, a year before the platform became available in The Netherlands. I wanted to reward Microsoft's mobile team for trying to be different, for being original, for not copying iOS and Android and instead coming up with something fresh and unique. Despite all the limitations and early adopter issues, I loved it.

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RE[4]: Same bad experience.
by Delgarde on Thu 24th Oct 2013 02:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Same bad experience."
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You said you had Windows 8 running... twice. Seriously there are multiple ways to create recovery images, install media, etc. as well as roll-back patches without re-installing. If you're too incompetent to use them then don't blame Microsoft.

No wonder Microsoft are losing this fight, if recovery images and patch roll-backs are considered a reasonable thing for their customers to deal with...

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