Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 16:16 UTC
Windows Wednesday was the big day for Microsoft - the largest overhaul of its operating system since Windows 95 (heck, I'd argue the overhaul is far larger than Windows 95) went into consumer preview. I've been running it on my Asus ZenBook since its release, and in all honesty, it's not as arduous as I expected. I'm not planning on doing a full review, but I do want to mention a number of things - both positive and negative - that stood out to me.
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Nope
by computrius on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 00:42 UTC
computrius
Member since:
2006-03-26

"the largest overhaul of its operating system since Windows 95"

I wouldnt really say that. Its pretty much the same kernel, they have just slapped a new interface on top that can only be described as "WTF".

One step forward, 50 steps back seems to be the motto of the software/consumer electronics industry lately.

Edited 2012-03-03 00:43 UTC

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RE: Nope
by Luminair on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 02:08 in reply to "Nope"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

windows 8 is unquestionably the biggest user interface change since windows 95, and given how extremely retarded metro is, it might even be a bigger change than windows 95.

windows 8 is also the biggest application development model change since windows 95. again it may be an even bigger change than windows 95 due to the sheer insanity of it

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RE: Nope
by 1c3d0g on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 02:40 in reply to "Nope"
1c3d0g Member since:
2005-07-06

I agree. Windows 95 brought usability to the masses, Metro is just a horrible UI developed for a fad (yes, the touch obsession is temporary, just like netbooks, Pokemon, Britney Spears, bell bottoms etc.). So this f*ck-up by M$ needs to be un-f*cked by at least offering serious users the option to go back to a usable UI.

"If it ain't broken, don't try to fix it."

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RE: Nope
by lucas_maximus on Sun 4th Mar 2012 11:23 in reply to "Nope"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I wouldnt really say that. Its pretty much the same kernel, they have just slapped a new interface on top that can only be described as "WTF".


Not sure if trolling or stupid.

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