Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Feb 2012 15:29 UTC
Windows I'm swamped with real-world work at the moment, so you'll have to settle for this quickie: the consumer preview for Windows 8 has been released. Go get it and report in what you find!
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MORB
Member since:
2005-07-06

On android, each app doesn't install 5 or 6 useless icons named "uninstall myapp", "myapp readme", "configure myapp", "myapp website", "myapp updater" and such crap.

Also, android is not a desktop ui designed to be used with a touchscreen, which is ridiculous beyond words.

Edited 2012-03-01 12:38 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The problems you describe is because the uninstaller probably isn't using the correct APIs to install (same things happen when installing 32bit apps that don't use the API and they put themselves in Program Files instead of Program Files(x86))

This is not the fault of the Windows Devs.

Also you can unpin these items if you don't want them there.

Also I been using Metro all morning and I really like it, Everyone bitches when facebook changes it layout ... however the same people bitch on subsequent layout changes.

People also bitched about Windows 7 UI, The Windows Vista UI, the Windows XP UI, the Windows 95/98/NT/2000 interface ... My mate even said he bitched about Windows 3.11 interface ...

It works fine for me, I don't know what your malfunction is with it.

Edited 2012-03-01 14:31 UTC

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MORB Member since:
2005-07-06

The problems you describe is because the uninstaller probably isn't using the correct APIs to install (same things happen when installing 32bit apps that don't use the API and they put themselves in Program Files instead of Program Files(x86))

This is not the fault of the Windows Devs.

Well it's certainly not the fault of the user, is it?

There is something wrong behind this screenshot, and the windows devs are the culprit. They had to know that legacy apps install lots of crap in the start menu (whether or not the devs of those apps are faulty is kinda irrelevant here) and they failed to design something that would keep this crap out of their new UI.

Also you can unpin these items if you don't want them there.

Hahahahaha
Jesus
fucking
Christ

How can you even suggest that with a straight face?
Who want to be the start screen's janitor and remove loads of useless crap from it whenever they install something?

It works fine for me, I don't know what your malfunction is with it.

If all you care about is merely that it works, then I suppose it's great.
My standards happen to be slightly higher than merely "it works" though, I like to use things that are also not complete piles of shit.

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

People also bitched about Windows 7 UI, The Windows Vista UI, the Windows XP UI, the Windows 95/98/NT/2000 interface ... My mate even said he bitched about Windows 3.11 interface ...

Straw man

MORB is talking about things that weren't a problem in previous versions of Windows. And suddenly they become a problem in Win8. I have tried Win8 in virtual box and so far I don't like it. It is filled with all sorts of social crap. Give me a clean OS and let me choose when I want to use your special 'features'. Learn from Unity and Gnome32.

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