Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Oct 2012 18:10 UTC
Windows Steve Ballmer has just announced that in the first three days of being on sale, more than 4 million people have bought the Windows 8 upgrade. This doesn't count OEM installations or Microsoft's own Surface - just individual upgrades. Definitely a promising start for Windows 8, but then, these are most likely enthusiasts (I'm one of those four million), so we still don't know a whole lot. I'm patiently waiting for the response from regular consumers.
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Its not that bad!
by hollovoid on Wed 31st Oct 2012 07:12 UTC
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Member since:
2005-09-21

I have been using 8 since launch and really expected disaster, but was willing to deal with it because of the low price point. I must say, its really not much different than 7 if you dont want it to be. I installed start8 menu replacement, and rarely go into metro at this time, although metro really has not been too bad either, just needs more quality apps and a update or two before mouse and keyboarding becomes a little better.
And I know its not evidence of anything, but I think Windows 7 gave Microsoft alot of goodwill, because I get asked about 8 by a ton of people, who want to upgrade to it, and people like myself who bought it out of curiosity, and ended up keeping it installed.

Microsoft Didn't hit a homerun, but I don't think they exactly struck out either, Im gonna keep pounding away at it and reserve final judgement until its had a few updates sent it's way. All it needs are a few small changes and better integration between the desktop apps and metro, and things could get really really nice.

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RE: Its not that bad!
by lucas_maximus on Wed 31st Oct 2012 07:22 in reply to "Its not that bad!"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

When I upgraded there was a lot of updates to some of the Metro Apps.

Some I uninstalled because they were totally useless to me. I been using Metro Skype and tbh I quite like how I can set it to sit on the sidelines and not interfere with the "desktop".

The Video Player is good, but I haven't tried it with anything except MP4 files and movies that have subtitles.

There are a few nice free apps in the store, Google Maps works quite nicely, and the BBC News App.

There is a "Metro Commander" which I have installed but haven't tried out yet.

Edited 2012-10-31 07:22 UTC

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RE[2]: Its not that bad!
by hollovoid on Wed 31st Oct 2012 08:32 in reply to "RE: Its not that bad!"
hollovoid Member since:
2005-09-21

I have been digging the music player app and using the slacker app as well, kept having issues with the volume reducing when I left the applications in the background, found that you have to set the telephony setting in your soundcard preferences to never mute. I contacted Microsoft and they said they are working on fixing that but just a tip if you run into that!

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