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: Not again
by gregthecanuck on Sun 17th Jun 2012 07:29 UTC in reply to "Not again"
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Hooray! Somebody here gets it!

This release of Windows 8 isn't intended for:
- geeks
- business users

That seems obvious, doesn't it?

Geeks are a small part of the overall market - and shrinking!

Businesses are slow adopters. Heck many are still on Windows XP/Server 2003. I just dealt with one the other day. Ugh.

Microsoft is going after the 90% consumer market. They need market share. They need an ecosystem where someone buys into the whole Windows 8/Xbox/Phone 8 ecosystem. It has to be consistent, have the same basic runtime support, etc...

I can't believe we have so many short-sighted commenters here. Remember how the iPhone was poo-pooed as a toy? Then the iPad?

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