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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Points 2 & 3 won't happened
by phoudoin on Mon 4th Jun 2012 11:16 UTC
phoudoin
Member since:
2006-06-09

Having a less degraded classic apps experience under Metro will never happened.

Simply because it's a voluntary move.

Microsoft don't want people to keep using classic apps. What they want is people asking Metro apps because classic ones are now crappier to use.
Because Microsoft needs that developers write Metro apps, a way better locked platform on which Microsoft is putting most of his hopes to become back the wealthiest IT company.

And if for that you needs to make people experience a little bit worse, they wont care one bit.

Personnaly, I see nothing in Windows 8 that could motivate me enough to upgrade from... XP.

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RE: Points 2 & 3 won't happened
by MollyC on Mon 4th Jun 2012 21:34 in reply to "Points 2 & 3 won't happened"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

Personnaly, I see nothing in Windows 8 that could motivate me enough to upgrade from... XP.


Plenty of folks said the same thing wrt upgrading from Win2000 to XP.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, ten years later, after putting my hand on a computer running Win2K, I still couldn't figure out why Microsoft would go Fisher Price on their user interface and double the hardware requirements with XP...

Me->XP or 98->XP, now, I can see how that was an upgrade.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Good luck to Microsoft getting users to stop using a classic app called iTunes.

Sinofsky also doesn't get how much work it would be to convert Office. There is a douchebag in charge of Windows and it appears that only a train wreck will get him out.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

You know classic apps still work, right? I mean, you have actually used Windows 8?

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