Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jul 2012 23:39 UTC
Windows Ars Technica is running an interesting article about the Mail application on Windows 8. It's one of the first party Metro applications, and Ars' conclusion is that it's really, really not up to snuff - it can't even compare favourably to the mail application on Windows Phone. The sad thing is, however - this applies to virtually all Metro applications.
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Not gonna buy it
by wocowboy on Sat 14th Jul 2012 11:41 UTC
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This person, for one, will not be spending any my real, hard-earned money on this product. I too have been using it since the release preview came out, and to put it simply: I hate it. It's schizophrenic, doesn't know what it wants to be, it's going to be a nightmare to administer, and is just plain bad. Just my opinion, no one has to agree with me.

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RE: Not gonna buy it
by WereCatf on Sat 14th Jul 2012 14:52 in reply to "Not gonna buy it"
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This person, for one, will not be spending any my real, hard-earned money on this product.

I think I will be buying Windows 8, for two reasons: I just bought a month ago a new laptop so I'm eligible for the very low price deal, and because I want the performance improvements.

Undoubtedly 3rd - party solutions will appear to solve most of the issues with it, like e.g. Start8 ( ) already adds a custom Start-menu on the taskbar and allows one to boot straight to desktop instead of the silly Metro Start-menu.

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That's a start
by shotsman on Sat 14th Jul 2012 18:01 in reply to "RE: Not gonna buy it"
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but most of my development work is aimed at Server 2008.
The Server 2012 preview I've tried is next to useless in its current form.
If we can get it looking like 2008 + start menu and quick launch then it might have a future.
Not every company is willor or even able to make their apps work in the new sys management environment that Server 2012 delivers.
As I have said before, enforcing this mega change on us without a 'ok you can revert to your old behaviour but in the next version you won't be able to' escape our new way of working.
Sadly they've got for the all or nothing approach. This is a classic 'how to make your loyal customers thing again before buying anything else from you' move.

Most of my customers are sadly wedded to Microsoft right down to SQLServer, DTC, Biztalk and MSMQ. If they can't buy Server 2008 beyond the end of the year then I know of atl east three who will up sticks and move lock stock and everything to RHEL. They know that they will feel a lot of pain but they feel it will be worth it.
The move will mean purchases moving from Microft to RedHat(OS), IBM(MQ) and Oracle(database).

If enough vote with their feet then perhaps with SP1 we might get back what they've taken away.

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