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: Comment by v_bobok
by Lion on Sun 17th Jun 2012 00:55 UTC in reply to "Comment by v_bobok"
Lion
Member since:
2007-03-22

The only part you ever need to see is the start screen. Even then you only need to pin the "show desktop" item and the rest of your apps can be pinned to the taskbar, shortcuts on your desktop, or a custom toolbar folder.
I'm using it fulltime as my home OS now and rarely interact with any metro components at all.

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RE[2]: Comment by v_bobok
by thavith_osn on Sun 17th Jun 2012 02:16 in reply to "RE: Comment by v_bobok"
thavith_osn Member since:
2005-07-11

What I don't like is certain apps jump you from Metro back into "classic". Some of the admin tools do that for instance. Users will all of a sudden be in a completely different environment without too much warning. No biggy for me, but it is a little jarring at times :-) I'm not sure how many apps do that, so maybe a mountain out of a mole hill. I wonder if some apps on the "classic" side drop you back into Metro?

I have tried for a couple of days to use WIn 8 as my primary OS while working at home, mostly to see if I could start to like it at least. But I found it less than nice to use. I don't have a touch screen, or even a touch pad, so maybe my experience could have been nicer with them (kind of like using the Win 7 without a mouse maybe, doable, but not a good idea).

I am using Mountain Lion (latest preview) and must say, Apple is providing (for me at least) a much nicer environment to work and do my web dev (even with Web Sharing missing in Sys Prefs). It could be due to the fact that I know OS X better, so read my comments with that in mind.

I don't mind Win 7 if that helps and I like a lot of things about Metro in and of itself. If Win 8 was pure Metro, but you could have the same functionality (or close) as Win 7, then I would say "hats off" :-)

Maybe in time I'll like it more, but in it's current state, I kind of doubt it.

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RE[3]: Comment by v_bobok
by MollyC on Sun 17th Jun 2012 20:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by v_bobok"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

Well, that's because you're using an "admin tool".
That's like complaining that there are some settings that require the command line to manipulate. If you're going into those low-level settings, then you're going to have to use low-level utilities. Microsoft doesn't want a bunch of esoteric control panel settings to pollute Metro interface. Anyone that needs to manipulate those settings will have to get their hands dirty and drop down the lower-level interfaces.

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