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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ilovebeer
Member since:
2011-08-08

I'm sorry but you are wrong, and here is why: Vista was buuuuuugggggy! Oh lord was it buggy! I personally got bit by the "media playing slows network" bug which considering i like to have music playing was a show stopper, and the "Vista loses network shares" bug which considering I have a nettop I use for a file server that too was a show stopper. This is why I went back to XP X64 until Win 7 came out, which surprise! Didn't have any real show stoppers, at least for me.

The last 4 words in the quote is exactly why he is not wrong. Vista, and this goes for any OS, is absolutely a YMMV experience. Vista was buggy for you. Vista was not buggy for me, it worked fine.

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bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Then you got lucky friend, because a LOT of people got bit by those two bugs. feel free to Google them and see how many hits you get! Also look at how many "how to turn off UAC" posts you find, because MSFT made UAC so damned irritating nobody could stand the stupid thing.

In the end though surely you accept that Vista bombed, yes? do you HONESTLY think it was simply a problem with perception? Because i can tell you I was rolling in cash for about a year and a half after the release of Vista simply from people wanting me to remove it like it was a virus. that wasn't a perception problem, that was people being driven nuts by bugs.

And in either case that won't change the fact that Win 8 WILL be a bigger bomb than Vista. I have had over 250 customers at the shop try it so far, young and old, business and layman and NONE like it. they all said "it feels like a cell phone" and that isn't the feeling the majority want from their laptops. mark my words, win 8 DOA.

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