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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Metro Sucks
by nt_jerkface on Tue 5th Jun 2012 03:57 UTC
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

I haven't logged in for ages but I have to just to say that Metro sucks and you Windows 8 defenders are out of your minds.

How far would you take the "fear of change" defense? What if Windows 10 was a shiny unicorn that you had to chase with your mouse? Is there nothing to be said about productivity? It's all subjective?

UI design is not modern art, we can objectively state that much of it is bullshit.

Windows 8 is bullshit and I can't believe it has made it this far. It takes more mouse movements to use and if you can't see that then you must spend all day staring at youtube. This OS sucks and I'm a fucking .net developer.

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RE: Metro Sucks
by Neolander on Tue 5th Jun 2012 06:29 in reply to "Metro Sucks"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Welcome back, sir, I've missed you ! Nelson, tomcat, and MollyC have been taking care of the Microsoft apologist job while you were gone, keeping the comment section's opinion balanced, but they aren't nearly as good at it (too much trolling, too little smart humour).

I guess Microsoft have really badly screwed up this time, though, since apparently they have managed to piss you off too...

Edited 2012-06-05 06:34 UTC

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RE[2]: Metro Sucks
by Nelson on Tue 5th Jun 2012 07:14 in reply to "RE: Metro Sucks"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I am honored to be mentioned amongst the greats :-)

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RE[2]: Metro Sucks
by nt_jerkface on Tue 5th Jun 2012 14:15 in reply to "RE: Metro Sucks"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

I've never been a Microsoft apologist, I just don't care about the open source religion which is often misconstrued as MS love in a politically divided tech world.

But as far as apologists go I was pretty shocked to see that even Paul Thurrott doesn't like it. If Ballmer was paying attention he would know that if their #1 unpaid blogger doesn't like it then something is seriously wrong.

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