Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 21:44 UTC
Windows Jeff Atwood: "In the post PC era, Microsoft is betting the company on Windows 8, desperately trying to serve two masters with one operating system. The traditional mouse and keyboard desktop is no longer the default; it is still there, but slightly hidden from view, as the realm of computer nuts, power users, and geeks. For everyone else, the Metro UI puts an all new, highly visual touch and tablet friendly face on the old beige Wintel box. Will Microsoft succeed? I'm not sure yet. But based on what I've seen so far of Windows 8, its pricing, and the new Surface hardware - I'm cautiously optimistic." So am I. However, a lot - and I mean a lot as in 'everything' - will depend on the quality of the Metro applications. So far, the quality has been utterly abysmal, both for first and third party ones. Microsoft is promising Metro application goodness for RTM, but I'll believe it when I see it.
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RE[2]: Optimism
by ze_jerkface on Wed 11th Jul 2012 02:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Optimism"
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

But anything that worked in Windows 7 should still work in Windows 8, and it's not SUPPOSED to be any slower. And it's not like you have to use Metro...


You probably should have tried windows 8 before writing about it.

The start menu isn't there and neither are the gadgets.

You are forced to boot into metro and use it when you want to search or launch a program from the start menu.

If you think metro is a functional equivalent to the start menu then you don't use that many programs. It really is as simple as that.

Windows 8 will fail and Jeff will be one of the few Windows bloggers who didn't call Windows 8 a piece of crap.

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RE[3]: Optimism
by WorknMan on Wed 11th Jul 2012 02:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Optimism"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

You are forced to boot into metro and use it when you want to search or launch a program from the start menu.


I just use an app launcher. Wrote one myself, but Launchy is a nice pre-made one.

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RE[4]: Optimism
by ze_jerkface on Wed 11th Jul 2012 04:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Optimism"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

So I can install Windows 8 and use hacks to bring back functionality that I already have.

Or I can keep Windows 7 along with DVD/Blu-ray support and not waste any time dealing with the upgrade.

Gee whiz I wonder what enterprise will do.

The worst part of Windows 8 is that all these limitations are entirely needless. It's all Sinofsky's vision but unlike Jobs he is a clueless hack who doesn't understand his customers.

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RE[3]: Optimism
by Nelson on Thu 12th Jul 2012 08:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Optimism"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Omg the gadgets ! Someone think of the gadgets!

Ridiculous.

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