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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RE[2]: He just doesn't like Metro
by WereCatf on Thu 31st May 2012 17:03 UTC in reply to "RE: He just doesn't like Metro"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

People did not think Vista sucked ; Vista sucked, period.


Well, Vista did suck, yes, but that was in the beginning only; there simply were so many drivers missing and Vista was buggy and an insane resource-hog. SP1 fixed a lot of those issues and SP2 improved it some more.

In other words, Vista sucked in the beginning but it doesn't really suck anymore, ergo the comparison is a very poor one.

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Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

And so, my point is still valid: people hated Vista not because "people are whiny crybabies who hate change", but because Vista was bad - at first but not anymore, ok, whatever, that is not the point.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I agree; I use Vista on my HTPC and it's a much better experience now than it was three years ago. That said, I still find the occasional bug or issue that I wouldn't have if I were using Windows 7, but I prefer to keep that on my main PC alongside Arch.

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