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[8]: How to fix Windows 8
by Dave_K on Thu 7th Jun 2012 01:22 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: How to fix Windows 8"
Dave_K
Member since:
2005-11-16

Then don't use it. Obviously easier than arguing ad infinitum.


You obviously have no response to the criticism of Metro if all you can do is dismiss it like this. It doesn't say much for Metro if even the most obsequious Windows fanboy on OS News can't actually defend it and refute the complaints people have raised.

The last I checked, discussing the pros and cons of various operating systems was one of the main reasons for this site's existence. Just telling someone not to use one if they have a criticism of it would be a lazy and pointless response even if the commenter had no intention of using it.

As it is, I need to use a variety of Windows software and have to use Windows at work. If the desktop is phased out, or the software I need moves to Metro, then I'll have little choice but to suffer its cripplware tablet interface. Of course I'm going to voice my opinion about something that might end up seriously damaging my productivity.

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RE[9]: How to fix Windows 8
by Nelson on Thu 7th Jun 2012 02:35 in reply to "RE[8]: How to fix Windows 8"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

What I mean is, I could respond. Of course youd brush it aside and repeat yourself. Mention how Metro cripples you, slows you down, and hurts your first born. How Desktop mode isn't adequate and how this will end up like Vista.

You'll rant about how Microsoft doesn't listen to feed back, how Metro is a toy OS and how developers will flock from it. You'll point out that you need multiple windows and conclude that Windows 8 is what will drive Microsoft into obsolesence.

Then I'll disagree and you'll just restate your original points, this time with more fluff I don't care about, because you can't seem to comprehend that your use case is not the use case the OS designed around.

Basically, im saving myself time. Not because I have no response, but because it won't make a difference.

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RE[10]: How to fix Windows 8
by hoak on Thu 7th Jun 2012 05:07 in reply to "RE[9]: How to fix Windows 8"
hoak Member since:
2007-12-17

What an epic load of shit; three paragraphs to say absolutely nothing but you're petty, lack moral courage, are too lazy, and aren't capable of handling factual objections. Microsoft should find you a new venue...

Edited 2012-06-07 05:08 UTC

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RE[10]: How to fix Windows 8
by Dave_K on Thu 7th Jun 2012 11:23 in reply to "RE[9]: How to fix Windows 8"
Dave_K Member since:
2005-11-16

What I mean is, I could respond.


You did respond, it's your response that I'm responding to now. Unfortunately you chose to respond with evasive blather rather than actually contributing to any real discussion of Metro's design.

Basically, im saving myself time. Not because I have no response, but because it won't make a difference.


If you were so interested in saving yourself time then you wouldn't be reading this. If you could make a compelling case for Metro then I'm sure you'd have done so.

You're fooling nobody.

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