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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How to fix Windows 8
by nt_jerkface on Tue 5th Jun 2012 04:19 UTC
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2009-08-26

There is nothing we can do but hope that enterprise screams loudly enough before this piece of crap releases.

Developers on MSDN blogs have been asking to make metro optional but Sinfosky just goes off into bullshit tangents about "evolution of design" or "convergence" instead of answering simple questions like how is the start screen more efficient than the start menu? or can't we already get weather updates on gadgets? The guy is a Steve Jobs wannabe who thinks he knows best but unlike Jobs has no sense of design.

We will probably have to wait and watch this train wreck before ballmer realizes that losing billions from enterprise in the hope of getting pennies on the dollar for tablet sales isn't such a good idea.

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RE: How to fix Windows 8
by Nelson on Tue 5th Jun 2012 07:16 in reply to "How to fix Windows 8"
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2005-11-29

"Developers" on general facing MSDN blogs? That doesn't sound quite right. I highly doubt a majority, let alone a majority of people giving negative feed back on the MSDN Blogs, are programmers by hobby or profession.

The MSDN developer forums specifically for Windows 8 however, is a different story all together, and the story painted by the posts there are all very different from what you claim to be true here.

Developers love .NET, love C#, love XAML, love C++, love DirectX, love JS, and love HTML5. Most importantly, they love they can use these technologies together on Windows 8.

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RE[2]: How to fix Windows 8
by nt_jerkface on Tue 5th Jun 2012 14:03 in reply to "RE: How to fix Windows 8"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

"Developers" on general facing MSDN blogs? That doesn't sound quite right. I highly doubt a majority, let alone a majority of people giving negative feed back on the MSDN Blogs, are programmers by hobby or profession.


Go to the blogs and start clicking on registered users who are giving negative feedback. 10-1 says most of the positive feedback is coming from employees. I came across a discussion on Codeproject where the majority of users hated it.

Polls like this keep showing that the majority hate it:
http://www.neowin.net/news/weekend-poll-will-you-buy-windows-8

Why do you think developers would be any more favorable? Especially when they tend to use multiple monitors and more than a browser.

Developers love .NET, love C#, love XAML, love C++, love DirectX, love JS, and love HTML5. Most importantly, they love they can use these technologies together on Windows 8.


HAHAHAHAHAHA that sounds like one of Sinofsky's lame responses. Developers will love our totally awesome system! Why not let them choose then? If Metro in Windows 8 is so super awesome then why not let it be a choice?

Anyways this is what developers will do in response to Windows 8:

Win32 and .NET developers will continue working on in-house or web software that doesn't use metro.

Anyone who uses web technologies like HTML5 will continue to target the largest market which is the browser.

Mobile developers will continue to focus on iPhone and Android.

Windows 8 will piss off enterprise along with developers and power users. It's already happening actually, the "celebrity" Windows developers like Brad Wardell and Gabe Newell hate it. Windows 8 is just a bad idea.

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