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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I can't believe
by BluenoseJake on Sun 17th Jun 2012 18:23 UTC
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

How the comment voting system is being misused in this thread. Come on people, you shouldn't be voting people up for spreading bullshit, and you shouldn't be voting people down for speaking the truth.

The people on here used to be a bit more balanced, I guess those days are over.

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RE: I can't believe
by MollyC on Sun 17th Jun 2012 20:57 in reply to "I can't believe"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

hehe, you should check out the voting system in the Zdnet article in question. Almost any post that disagrees with the author has been voted down into oblivion.

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RE: I can't believe
by Nelson on Sun 17th Jun 2012 21:38 in reply to "I can't believe"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Basically:

Any pro Windows 8 comment gets downvoted to oblivion.
Any sky is falling, general purpose computing, metro sucks for productivity comment is upvoted to the sky.

This site, and most people who comment here, are almost uniquely incompatible with Windows 8. It goes against everything they stand for and believe in.

A lot of it is wildly fanatical and hyperbolic, which is a shame, because others are actually pretty insightful. Thom is more moderated in his criticism and its appreciated, but others go completely off the scale.

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RE: I can't believe
by zima on Wed 20th Jun 2012 06:00 in reply to "I can't believe"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Wasn't "Operating Systems News" more prominent in the old OSNews themes? Perhaps now we largely have a crows who gathered here thinking it's about open source, so everything else needs to be suppressed...
It's kinda even more sad in contemporary Nokia threads.

(but, whoa, somehow you didn't get modded into oblivion...)

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