Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 16th Jun 2012 17:52 UTC
Windows Adrian Kingsley-Hughes pens a rant on Windows 8, calling it 'awful': "I'm now ready to sum up my Windows 8 experience with a single word: awful. I could have chosen a number of other words - terrible, horrible, painful and execrable all spring to mind - but it doesn't matter, the sentiment is the same." I've been using Windows 8 Release Preview on both my ZenBook and my regular desktop since its release, and here's my short review: "I like it." Issues a-plenty, but for what is essentially a 1.0 release - not bad. It's a hell of a lot better than other releases which were similar in scope (Mac OS X 10.0, KDE 4.0).
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I like it!
by SvartSaft on Sat 16th Jun 2012 18:43 UTC
SvartSaft
Member since:
2012-06-16

I have been using Windows 8 Release Preview exclusively for the last couple of weeks, both at home and at work - and I like it alot. Sure, it takes some time to getting used to, and there are some things I miss that I hope will be fixed soon (such as the ability to use POP3/IMAP-accounts in the mail app) - but overall I think it's an refreshing take on how operating system looks and works.

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RE: I like it!
by tidux on Sun 17th Jun 2012 04:27 in reply to "I like it!"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

What the hell can you DO with a mail client if not POP3 or IMAP4? NNTP? UUCP? VAX Notes?

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RE[2]: I like it!
by Lennie on Sun 17th Jun 2012 10:05 in reply to "RE: I like it!"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

My guess is it supports the Exchange protocol(s) and those protocols over HTTP, you can probably also use it with hotmail/msn.

Not that I really consider these proper protocols, they are a horrible contraption.

Edited 2012-06-17 10:13 UTC

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RE[2]: I like it!
by oinet on Wed 20th Jun 2012 21:27 in reply to "RE: I like it!"
oinet Member since:
2010-03-23

What the hell can you DO with a mail client if not POP3 or IMAP4? NNTP? UUCP? VAX Notes?

It's not an e-mail client; it's an e-MS client ;)

Edited 2012-06-20 21:32 UTC

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