Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 12:24 UTC
Windows "Microsoft has been furiously ripping out legacy code in Windows 8 that would have enabled third parties to bring back the Start button, Start Menu, and other software bits that could have made this new OS look and work like its predecessor. In fact, I've seen that several well-known UI hacks that worked fine with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview are no longer functional in the coming Release Preview. And those with hopes that Microsoft would allow businesses, at least, to boot directly to the desktop should prepare for disappointment. That feature not only isn't happening, it's being removed from Windows Server 12 (Windows 8's stable mate) as well." When you buy a new machine later this year, you will use Metro, an environment wholly inferior, incomplete, and not at all ready to replace the traditional desktop in any way, shape, or form. Whether you like it or not.
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Tuishimi
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2005-07-06

I don't understand why people think this.

I have been using W8 since February as my primary machine/OS and am loving it. I adapted to the start screen within a week or so and now I don't even think about it/notice it.

My biggest beef is with bugs, which I am hoping they will work out. We'll see how RP does.

[edit]

How I use W8:

I am a software engineer. I also use it for gaming.

Edited 2012-05-31 16:50 UTC

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