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[7]: Comment by gmlongo
by zima on Thu 7th Jun 2012 03:50 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by gmlongo"
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Though now we have to wonder how much of the evidence on the web comes from you... ;)

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RE[8]: Comment by gmlongo
by bassbeast on Fri 8th Jun 2012 06:03 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by gmlongo"
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Well its real easy to spot me, not only do I use the same lingo (we southerners are known for our 'colorful" way of speech) but ever since that stupid UID fiasco I've been quoted so many times as "hairyfeet" I don't even bother using my old UID anywhere but here. So if you see a "Hairyfeet" talking with lots of colorful stories and who throws in ain't a lot, yeah its me.

But I think a little PC shop is about the most perfect testbed you can have for consumer reaction, because unlike many places our data isn't really skewed by any one demographic. i have geeks come into my shop that know right down to the TRAS what speed RAM they want, I have grandmas that don't know the difference between a HDD and a CPU. I have engineers designing complicated as hell Solidworks models for robots, I have kids that only care about WoW and TF2.

So if you want to judge how the average person is gonna take something short of just grabbing random folks at a mall your local PC shop is probably your best indicator, even the big chain stores tend to bring in more of one demographic than another but we get folks from all walks of life and since I have great word of mouth i not only get them but their families, friends, coworkers, which just makes the data even better.

And i can honestly say, as someone who has had the beta of every MSFT OS from Win2K set up in the shop for folks to play with that I have NEVER gotten the kind of backlash I have with win 8, not even with Vista. with Vista folks actually LIKED the GUI a lot, it was UAC and the bugs that turned them off, but with Win 8 I just can't figure out who the target audience is because NOBODY seems to like it. Like I said I thought the teens and tweeners would go for it since they all love smartphones but they don't care for it either since they grew up with Windows in school and at home.

Sorry for the length but this whole thing just puzzles me, with every release, even the stumbles like Vista i could see what they were going for but not this time. maybe they should take a cue from the Win95 release and hire a couple of celebs to make an infomercial on how to use it, because i can tell you just plopping someone down in front of a Win 8 machine only leads to frustration.

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