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]: Comment by v_bobok
by thavith_osn on Sun 17th Jun 2012 02:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by v_bobok"
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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"
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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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