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: I wouldn't say aweful...
by MollyC on Sun 17th Jun 2012 01:24 UTC 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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laffer1 Member since:
2007-11-09

Quite a few people think IMAP and POP should die and be replaced by web based mail. However, all those web based mail programs use either POP or IMAP to talk to the mail server!

GMail and iCloud use IMAP for their web interfaces. GMail doesn't replace IMAP, it uses it.

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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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MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

Exchange blows away IMAP based mail.
I feel sorry for you if you're stuck with IMAP.

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