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[2]: Metro Sucks
by nt_jerkface on Tue 5th Jun 2012 14:15 UTC 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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RE[4]: Metro Sucks
by nt_jerkface on Wed 6th Jun 2012 02:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Metro Sucks"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

it's only logical of you to go through great lengths to justify your personal choices.


I never go to great lengths to justify anything.

I enjoy a good technical discussion and on tech forums there is usually a Nix or open source bias which annoys me. The lack of logic is often the problem, as with nuclear power there is often no sense of how emotional the debate has become; the bias has become the norm.

But keep whatever opinion you want of me, I just hope that it is clear that I'm not afraid to call bullshit on bad software. In the past it was Ubuntu and today it is Windows 8.

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