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[3]: Forcing Myself
by Tuishimi on Thu 31st May 2012 17:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Forcing Myself"
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"I could use Windows 8 and its new, but I wouldn't be getting any actual benefit from using it."

Based on your comments, there is no actual LOSS either. It's just... different. (Not picking a fight with you... I was skeptical at first as well, and during the first week or so of using it I was put off. But I kept using it and suddenly it wasn't an issue anymore.)


Scratch this. I responded above that I now understand what you are saying.

Edited 2012-05-31 17:39 UTC

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