Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 22:21 UTC
Windows Paul Allen, one of Microsoft's co-founders who left the company long ago, has posted on his blog about his experiences with Windows 8. He (surprise) likes it, but he does note a number of shortcomings and oddities - all of which are spot-on. However, he fails to address the core issue with Windows 8: it's forcing users to drill a small hole in the wall with a belt sander.
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by Luminair on Thu 4th Oct 2012 06:58 UTC
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this article by p-dawg is awesome, and if thom could have resisted hating on metro for a moment he could have had a lot of fun.

When the PC or tablet initially starts up, you will see the Start screen, which is a view suited nicely for use from a tablet. Strangely, there is no way to set the desktop as your default view (there should be).

that is fing awesome.

it goes on and on. also note that paul links to a pretty random start menu replacement. random until you realize it is a top hit on google - not bing - for the search "replacement windows start menu". I know what you did this summer, paul.

he's not a microsoft acolyte. I believe this is his roughly honest and unfiltered opinion. that is, paul allen thinks metro for desktop computers is a stupid idea. he calls it the "tablet" interface of windows 8. sweet.

vista sidebar, get ready to move over. there is a new retarded kid on the block.

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