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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RE[4]: Comment by gmlongo
by zima on Mon 4th Jun 2012 12:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by gmlongo"
zima
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2005-07-06

That's not constructive in any way. You do not fix something just by ignoring it, just as you cannot e.g. fix murder by ignoring it.

I don't think everything works quite like murders ;) (but now I wonder whether what you did could become something à la Godwin's law ;p )

If people will insist on using the older version, if devs (also MS ones, with all their software) will be forced to target primarily that older one, MS should take notice... (wasn't that what also happened with Vista?)

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RE[5]: Comment by gmlongo
by WereCatf on Mon 4th Jun 2012 15:00 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by gmlongo"
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2006-02-15

I don't think everything works quite like murders ;)


Thankfully not! I just said it to demonstrate a point, though perhaps using ever-stronger copyright laws as an example would've worked better: no matter how much you ignore them they won't go away, the only way of "fixing" the situation is to actively do something about it. That is a lot like Win8: some lucky can avoid it in their own, personal things, but on the whole it's coming whether you like it or not. The constructive approach is to, quite obviously, find the rough spots and try to find ways of smoothing them over.

If people will insist on using the older version, if devs (also MS ones, with all their software) will be forced to target primarily that older one, MS should take notice... (wasn't that what also happened with Vista?)


I just skimmed through today's news on Engadget, and guess what? I saw 8 whole new full lines of computers coming to market, all sporting Windows 8. I'm just saying that ignoring it won't even be possible.

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