Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Mar 2012 22:48 UTC
Windows "Microsoft will finish work on Windows 8 this summer, setting the stage for personal computers and tablets with the operating system to go on sale around October, according to people with knowledge of the schedule." Judging by the community preview, they've got a lot of work yet to do, like, you know, actually making it usable on non-touch devices. What I'm tying to say - pretty aggressive release schedule.
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RE: Comment by orestes
by RRockMan on Mon 19th Mar 2012 23:21 UTC in reply to "Comment by orestes"
RRockMan
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2008-11-30

Very happy to see this kind of comments and all the "likes" from like-minded people: it confirms to me that you're all acting on fanboy mechanisms alone. The only not-so-funny thing is that all this process will hurt a good product and eventually hurt the "fan-base" too, much more than the actual alleged "insanity" of Metro.

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RE[2]: Comment by orestes
by orestes on Mon 19th Mar 2012 23:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by orestes"
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2005-07-06

If by fanboy you mean alpha/beta testing with actual workloads since mid last year and probably better versed in the OS and it's quirks than most.. then yeah, you got me I'm an unrepentant fanboy

Clearly more fanboy than those squeeing over Metro's "improvements" like overexcited Japanese schoolgirls.

Fact is for everything right they did with Win 8 up to this point they took 2-3 steps backwards in the context of desktop usage.

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RE[3]: Comment by orestes
by RRockMan on Mon 19th Mar 2012 23:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by orestes"
RRockMan Member since:
2008-11-30

I don't see absolutely anybody squealing over Metro, can you provide a link?

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RE[2]: Comment by orestes
by adinas on Tue 20th Mar 2012 12:12 in reply to "RE: Comment by orestes"
adinas Member since:
2005-08-17

No. If the public rejects Metro on the desktop, Microsoft will change direction and we will all benefit.

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RE[2]: Comment by orestes
by bassbeast on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 09:39 in reply to "RE: Comment by orestes"
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2007-11-11

How EXACTLY is jamming a touch screen UI onto a non touch desktop a GOOD thing, because i want to hear that. I've shown CP to over 200 customers now and THEY HATE IT, not because its "different" but because its a CELL PHONE. Be honest that is ALL IT IS, its a cell phone jammed into a non touch desktop because Ballmer can't accept its OVER, he has LOST when it comes to mobile.

Frankly the ONLY positive reviews i've seen are from the same shills that said Vista was good, but you know what? it wasn't good, it was a bloated pig with lousy drivers. Widows 8 isn't good either, you have TWO UIs that do not go together, the entire experience is jarring and you have to constantly switch back and forth, if you think anything deeper than a fart app is coming out for the Metro UI I have a bridge you might be interested in as they purposely hamstringed the framework to make sure it would run on ARM which is what i would argue is the ONLY thing Ballmer cares about ATM and the whole thing makes you work harder to do anything because its designed for touch and news flash! Desktops aren't touch enabled and won't be by Oct!

So please explain how EXACTLY this is good, because I have yet to find a single customer that would take it on a bet. After running it for two weeks frankly I'd rather run MS Bob than this pile of fail.

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