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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RE: Saving this
by Windows Sucks on Sat 16th Jun 2012 22:08 UTC in reply to "Saving this"
Windows Sucks
Member since:
2005-11-10

I'm saving that article, along with all the other similar ones. This is hugely similar to the Xbox, iPod and XP start menu rants.

The people saying the start screen is a disaster are the same ones that didn't adapt to the XP start menu and changed it back to the classic one.

In my opinion, the start screen is a great feature. I'm not so sure about the Metro apps, but I suppose alternatives will start appearing.


The XP start menu was a change but at the same time it was the same. It was ugly to a lot of people but like with the Vista, 7 start menus any old Windows user could after a couple of days of playing still use it, most things were still in the same places.

The Metro UI is totally different. Sit a regular Windows user down in front of it and they are totally confused, its like starting all over from scratch. Decades of training out the Window. So Windows 7 will be around for the next 15 years like XP was to cover this fail. LOL. Gonna be real interesting. Because a lot of people are going to stick with Windows 7, Windows 8 tablets etc are going to stall. Crazy mess. Too much going on.

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RE[2]: Saving this
by nt_jerkface on Sun 17th Jun 2012 01:42 in reply to "RE: Saving this"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Sit a regular Windows user down in front of it and they are totally confused, its like starting all over from scratch.


Lockergnome did this and the results are on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4boTbv9_nU

Novice users hate the drastic changes, power users hate that the start menu has been replaced with a blinky clusterfuck of icons that they can't avoid. Sounds like a winning combination. Piss off everyone.

http://www.neowin.net/news/weekend-poll-will-you-buy-windows-8

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RE[3]: Saving this
by jptros on Mon 18th Jun 2012 00:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Saving this"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

The Lockergnome video is classic. It doesn't matter what anyone says, that video drives the point that average users are not going to be able to use this software efficiently. They will figure it out eventually but first impressions are everything and Microsoft is in a world of hurt when it comes to first impressions with this OS.

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