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[4]: Not for business use.
by edwdig on Mon 18th Jun 2012 02:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not for business use. "
edwdig
Member since:
2005-08-22

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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RE[5]: Not for business use.
by MollyC on Mon 18th Jun 2012 08:07 in reply to "RE[4]: Not for business use. "
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

I find your comment to be absurd.
Those that complain about Metro on Xbox seem to have the common trait that they don't know that the secondary trigger buttons cycle through each tile grouping. Once you know that, it blows away the "blades" (which was the epitome of style over substance). Even without using the secondary triggers, Metro blows away the "blades".

And your comment doesn't change the fact that the "Windows Sucks" troll said that there was no successful product with Metro, which is false. Metro is here to stay. Deal with it.

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RE[6]: Not for business use.
by edwdig on Tue 19th Jun 2012 02:31 in reply to "RE[5]: Not for business use. "
edwdig Member since:
2005-08-22

I find your comment to be absurd.
Those that complain about Metro on Xbox seem to have the common trait that they don't know that the secondary trigger buttons cycle through each tile grouping. Once you know that, it blows away the "blades" (which was the epitome of style over substance). Even without using the secondary triggers, Metro blows away the "blades".


I got my Xbox right when Blades was replaced with New Xbox Experience, so I can't comment on that one. Metro's a pretty big step back from NXE though.

The trigger button comment is a red herring - that's incredibly obvious. It also doesn't change the fact that menus are nested much deeper than they were before, and there's a lot of fluff added. Basic things like getting to the Games Marketplace take about 12 button presses now when they took about 5 in the old UI. It's similar for getting to your full list of games.

And your comment doesn't change the fact that the "Windows Sucks" troll said that there was no successful product with Metro, which is false. Metro is here to stay. Deal with it.


You were trying to tie the Xbox success + Metro together. It's highly deceiving, as 95%+ of all Xboxes were sold without Metro.

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