Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:04 UTC
Windows So, I've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview since it came out, almost exclusively (except for work, since I'm obviously not going to rely on unfinished and untested software for that). I already knew I could get into Metro on my 11.6" ZenBook, but on my 24" desktop, things aren't looking as rosy. Here's an illustrated guide of the most pressing issues I run into, and five suggestions to address them. Instead of just complaining, let's get constructive.
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Comment by sagum
by sagum on Mon 4th Jun 2012 05:57 UTC
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2006-01-23

my parents win8 install failed yesterday morning. powered on to find mail, messenger and a few others saying something went wrong and give a link to the answers page with no actual topics... not impressed with it

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RE: Comment by sagum
by Adurbe on Mon 4th Jun 2012 13:12 in reply to "Comment by sagum"
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2005-07-06

its a preview.. im guessing you recommended they install it. I would more question that judgement rather than complain an unfinished product is unfinished.

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RE[2]: Comment by sagum
by sagum on Mon 4th Jun 2012 17:21 in reply to "RE: Comment by sagum"
sagum Member since:
2006-01-23

its a preview.. im guessing you recommended they install it. I would more question that judgement rather than complain an unfinished product is unfinished.


Actually, no. My dad asked to try it. He has wanted to try it since Consumer Preview.

I put him back with Windows 7 today. He said even basic things were missing, such as being able to share a picture in messenger, no way to change the font/size, too empty (white space) and too much pulling down on things (IE metro tabs, and active metro apps on the left) and just getting to his pictures to view manage them wasn't as easy for him.

All very valid points, for the average consumer these things are show stoppers and I'd have thought that microsoft would have polished them up before releasing it as a consumer preview let alone a release preview.

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