Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 21:25 UTC
Windows The Windows 8 release Preview has been released, so go out and get it, test it, and wax lyrically, or complain loudly. I'm installing it as we speak, so no word, thoughts, or impressions from me yet. Like it or hate it, at least have fun, folks.
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Waste of plastic.
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 31st May 2012 21:42 UTC
UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

I tried out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Hated it. I'll save the plastic and money for something actually worth burning to disc. I tried to force myself to get used to it for a couple hours before nuking it from orbit with an openSUSE installation DVD. Really... I'd be better off playing around with DOS than Windows 8. :|

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RE: Waste of plastic.
by tomcat on Thu 31st May 2012 23:39 in reply to "Waste of plastic."
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

I tried out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Hated it. I'll save the plastic and money for something actually worth burning to disc. I tried to force myself to get used to it for a couple hours before nuking it from orbit with an openSUSE installation DVD. Really... I'd be better off playing around with DOS than Windows 8. :|


I'm shocked to hear you're going back to Linux. Really.

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RE: Waste of plastic.
by BluenoseJake on Thu 31st May 2012 23:47 in reply to "Waste of plastic."
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

A couple of hours? That's really giving it the old college try.

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v RE: Waste of plastic.
by WereCatf on Fri 1st Jun 2012 00:17 in reply to "Waste of plastic."
RE[2]: Waste of plastic.
by hoak on Fri 1st Jun 2012 01:38 in reply to "RE: Waste of plastic."
hoak Member since:
2007-12-17

Woah-hoho Trollholio, how about at least giving UZ64 an opportunity to respond before going to the bottom of the barrel with petty personalized insults that make you look more like an astroturfing shill then offering reasonable objections... While I don't personally find any OS warrants 'hate', there are several 'features' of Windows 8 that are far from 'benefits' and are not a move forward in terms of progress making DOS an apt comparison.

The fact UI forces you to use components of the Metro interface that will not allow you to multi-task/multi-window while accessing those 'features' of the OS will be a complete deal-breaker and failure of epic scale in many production environments. Of course for as a passive interface trash/to for 'consumption' and push marketing Windows 8 us a marvel at selling bullshit to the willfully blind.

Edited 2012-06-01 01:39 UTC

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