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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RE: Waste of plastic.
by WereCatf on Fri 1st Jun 2012 00:17 UTC in reply to "Waste of plastic."
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I tried out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Hated it.


Care to explain what made you hate it, or what you found lacking?

Oh, wait, this is just angry bashing with nothing to add to the discussion. Nevermind then.

I tried to force myself to get used to it for a couple hours


Interesting. Windows 8 Release Preview has only been available for about 5 hours, which would mean that you'd have to have been following Windows 8 - related announcements very actively to have time to have downloaded, installed and used it for hours already.

I call bullshit.

Really... I'd be better off playing around with DOS than Windows 8. :|


I heartily agree. Though, that's only because maybe you'd actually end up learning something.

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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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RE[3]: Waste of plastic.
by WereCatf on Fri 1st Jun 2012 01:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Waste of plastic."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

that make you look more like an astroturfing shill


You clearly haven't seen any of the comments where I've expressed my dislike for Windows 8 and especially Metro. I still object to such blatant bashing-posts such as UZ64's one.

I actually have to wonder who I even could be a shill for when I've clearly said multiple times that I don't really have much experience with OSX and thus won't comment on it, that I really like Windows 7 as my desktop but I really dislike Metro, and that I use Linux on a daily basis but at the same time criticize Linux distributions and F/OSS software for all their shortcomings.

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