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 wouldn't say aweful...
by BluenoseJake on Sat 16th Jun 2012 19:39 UTC
BluenoseJake
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2005-08-11

Just really different. I like the live tiles, I like the charm bar a lot, easy access to settings, search, whatever.

I hate the music and video apps, they kinda suck, I want to see my music or videos, not what's on Xbox or Zune. I absolutely hate the mail app. No IMAP support? No POP? Really MS?

The start screen kinda eventually gets out of your way, once you get used to it. It took me a while, but I have been running Windows 8 on my laptop and Dell tablet since the Developers Preview, and I can use it, I can work if need be, I can play games, I can surf the web.

It's usable, but if you can't handle change, then you will hate it. If you hate learning a new style of doing things, you will hate it. If you just want to get some work done, and don't really care about the OS chrome, you can get down to it, especially if your apps are all desktop apps, and really, at this point they all are.

Edited 2012-06-16 19:40 UTC

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RE: I wouldn't say aweful...
by SvartSaft on Sat 16th Jun 2012 20:29 in reply to "I wouldn't say aweful..."
SvartSaft Member since:
2012-06-16

I agree - I cannot understand why there is no POP3/IMAP in the email app - I hope that will change soon.

On the other hand - the Remote Desktop Client is awesome! And the Messages app is great as well.

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RE: I wouldn't say aweful...
by MollyC on Sun 17th Jun 2012 01:24 in reply to "I wouldn't say aweful..."
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

I absolutely hate the mail app. No IMAP support? No POP? Really MS?


No, not really. Read the recent Building Windows 8 blog entry on the mail app, and you see: "Don’t worry, support for other protocols, such as IMAP, are on the way." [/q]
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/06/14/building-the-mail-app...

That said, POP and IMAP are dying protocols.

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RE[2]: I wouldn't say aweful...
by Moochman on Sun 17th Jun 2012 15:01 in reply to "RE: I wouldn't say aweful..."
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

That said, POP and IMAP are dying protocols.


To be replaced with what exactly??

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, not really. Read the recent Building Windows 8 blog entry on the mail app, and you see: "Don’t worry, support for other protocols, such as IMAP, are on the way."

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/06/14/building-the-mail-app...

That said, POP and IMAP are dying protocols. [/q]

This insane attitude be why Outlook sucks worse than any other mail client at IMAP. Despite providing outlook to everyone at work, no one uses it, due to its terrible performance loading and searching IMAP inboxes. Microsoft products just shouldn't be used with email that isn't from exchange, and I don't think that's an accident.

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