Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Aug 2012 18:18 UTC
Windows "Windows 8 changes a lot of things about how the operating system works, but one of the features Windows traditionalists will find jarring is the lack of a Start button. Although the button's functions are still present in various places, users may miss its easy click-and-start-typing familiarity. Well, Samsung's bringing it back. The all-in-one PCs Samsung unveiled this morning are the first Windows machines to sport the S Launcher, a simple widget that acts just like the old start button." This is not from The Onion. I repeat, this is not from The Onion.
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Someone needs to fix it.
by jefro on Tue 28th Aug 2012 19:39 UTC
jefro
Member since:
2007-04-13

I try windows 8 every few days and no matter what, it still stinks!

The option to put it back to windows 7 is the only good choice.

Windows 8 doesn't seem to be any faster or better or offer any other feature I might wish. It is almost impossible to turn off. Too complicated to use anything. Idiots at MS must be trying to lose money.

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RE: Someone needs to fix it.
by ze_jerkface on Tue 28th Aug 2012 20:39 in reply to "Someone needs to fix it."
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Ballmer has gone mad over the iPhone and has doubled down on an idiot named Sinofsky. I have no doubt that the majority of MS employees would be against Windows 8 in its current state.

But I'm sure a Windows 8 defender will at any moment tell us that we're afraid of change.

That leads to another question: Why are wheels round? We need change and progress. If you are against modern octagon shaped wheel design then you are afraid of change and stuck in the past. Octagon wheels are new and new is evolution. Efficiency is just an excuse used by change haters. I can't wait to drive on modernist octagon wheels and use an ad screen with a horizontal scroll bar to find my applications. I am an awesome tech embracing dude and I don't fear change. My ego depends on embracing this type of idiocy without question.

Edited 2012-08-28 20:41 UTC

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RE: Someone needs to fix it.
by avgalen on Tue 28th Aug 2012 20:42 in reply to "Someone needs to fix it."
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

Almost impossible to turn off? How about you press CTRL+Alt+Del for once and see what happens

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ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Are you and Nelson going to hang around Best Buy to help people navigate the invisible buttons?

I can see it now:
NO WAIT DONT LEAVE, WINDOWS 8 IS NOT A POS LIKE EVERYONE SAYS. JUST GIMME ANOTHER 10 MINUTES.

Good software doesn't need forum defenders. When Firefox 1.0 came out I didn't see continual explanations of why it doesn't actually suck. It took off with a wide variety of users because it was a clear improvement over IE6. I had non-technical people asking me if I had used it. My annoying clueless neighbor even came over to tell me about how great it was.

Wake the f*** up already. Windows 8 is shitty software. The fact that Samsung is doing this speaks volumes.

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