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: Metro Sucks
by Neolander on Tue 5th Jun 2012 06:29 UTC 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[3]: Metro Sucks
by hoak on Tue 5th Jun 2012 12:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Metro Sucks"
hoak Member since:
2007-12-17

The great what? Is it true Nelson that the Microsoft Astroturfing Team gets bonuses for for time undiscovered? You haven't set any records in that regard as you don't even read or understand what you condemn, and you're far to crass an apologist...

Saying 'Shit is the new candy, and it tastes great!' enough times doesn't make it a true, but I supposed if the MAT works hard enough they can make it a fact...

9_9

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RE[3]: Metro Sucks
by Neolander on Tue 5th Jun 2012 16:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Metro Sucks"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

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

You're really more of a necessary evil in this specific case ;)

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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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RE[3]: Metro Sucks
by Neolander on Tue 5th Jun 2012 16:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Metro Sucks"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I agree that there is such a thing as a religious OSS follower (in a similar fashion that there exists Apple and Microsoft zealots), but you have to agree that until recently, you somehow managed to spin pretty much every move of Microsoft in a positive light.

And since, as you say yourself, you usually prefer Microsoft's stuff, it's only logical of you to go through great lengths to justify your personal choices. I believe everyone does it to some extent.

But that Metro has nevertheless managed to make you and Thurrot ill says something about the quality of the thing.

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