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[2]: Not for business use.
by anevilyak on Sun 17th Jun 2012 01:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Not for business use. "
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W, Xbox is a great success, and it uses Metro.

Minor nitpick, but the 360 was a success long before the quite recent retooling of its UI to make use of Metro, so it seems a bit disingenuous to use it as an example here.

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RE[3]: Not for business use.
by MollyC on Sun 17th Jun 2012 20:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Not for business use. "
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Yeah, but it had metro when it became tops in sales. ;)
Indeed, its sales increased after it received the Metro treatment.

I'm not saying it was *because* of Metro, but the guy above is suggesting that Zune failed *because* of Metro, which is absurdity. And he, by implicaiton, suggests that anything to which Metro is applied would die because of it. Xbox disproves that nonsense. According to his "logic", Xbox sales should have crashed after Xbox got Metrofied. That didn't happen, indeed quite the contrary.

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RE[4]: Not for business use.
by edwdig on Mon 18th Jun 2012 02:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Not for business use. "
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Xbox sales went up because of the redesign, Kinect bundles making it appealing to a wider audience, and price drops.

The Metro UI on it is widely hated. It's much slower than the old UI, both in terms of how quickly you can access what you're looking for and in screen loading time. The only positive I've heard about it is people with Kinect seem to like the new Bing voice search.

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