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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RRockMan
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2008-11-30

This is just an obvious perceived opinion derived from seeing the Consumer Preview being a lot like the previous beta and even without the Start Menu. You see "direction taken = Metro".

Yes, they're not going to give up on it.

No, this doesn't mean they don't hear feedback ABOUT it.

The two facts are not logically connected and you know it, but as I said, and was voted down for, this is all an emotional response problem, and as you can see by the votes on yours, you represented the majority's opinion quite well. And with an illogic argument of "they're not abandoning Metro -> they're not hearing feedback about it". So it's clear that more than the majority's opinion, you represented the majority's emotional response.
I don't care if you think I'm trolling (I'm sure a lot of negative votes were classified as "trolling"), I'm speaking my own mind here: the emotional response to products is something very real and if people don't like being told they are having it, that doesn't mean it's not a fact.
I don't know if Microsoft could predict such a harsh emotional response to Metro, shame on them if they didn't predict it. But I'm quite sure they had predicted it, but knew that the risk was worth it.

Now returning to feedback, as I said, it's quite obvious they're not going to say "OK, we'll quit with Metro, because nobody likes it", especially because (again I'm reminding the same) you are not forced to use it.
But all of this doesn't mean that Metro can't be improved, for example with indications to where its features are since people seem to have trouble finding them, or with improved response to mouse movements.

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bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Actually you aren't getting marked down for trolling, you are getting marked down for shilling which you obviously are, which means you are either 1.-the most gung ho fanboi I've seen in awhile, because even the diehard softies I've talked to aren't happy about metro anywhere but cell phones, or 2.-You are cashing a check which considering how much epic astroturfing I've seen done by MSFT on the various tech sites trying to keep another Vista backlash from happening frankly wouldn't surprise me. BTW if its #2? Tell your bosses they are wasting their cash, Win 8 is gonna make MSBob look like Win95.

As for Win 8 I've been building PCs since before there even WAS a Windows and I have to say I can't remember the last time I saw something THIS bad, its really awful. Having a crippled traditional desktop jammed in there with Metro is just the kind of lazy halfway bad design we've come to expect under Ballmer's MSFT and the fact that on non touch devices you feel like you are actually fighting the UI just shows how nobody at MSFT cares about anything but Ballmer's obsession with cell phones. Got news for ya Mr Ballmer, the ship sailed and you missed it. its over, the fat lady is down the street having a sammich.

So please, for the love of all that is good and decent in the world either just accept you are the new IBM and stop trying to jam Windows onto a cell phone, or spin off the mobile division so you don't cripple the desktop with your ignorant badly conceived obsessions, kay? Final prediction win 8 dies faster than Vista, OEMs demand and get Win 7 downgrade rights, and if we are lucky Ballmer gets a pink slip.

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