Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 15:49 UTC
Windows "Yesterday my desktop died, and so I went ahead and got a brand new Windows 8 laptop. It's always been my feeling that as years go on, user experience has been going down for people who use a computer and the Internet, because of decisions all companies make that are clearly anti-user, either because they think they know best, or in many cases, for financial gains. But from spending all night reinstalling everything and customizing the laptop, I realized just how bad it has become." Probably the biggest reason to go Mac or Linux. Such a shame Microsoft found it more important to pressure OEMs into silly Secure Boot nonsense instead of doing something about the anti-user crapware disaster. Goes to show who Microsoft cares about. Hint: it ain't you.
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Unfortunately I have to agree.
by Gullible Jones on Sun 11th Nov 2012 18:08 UTC
Gullible Jones
Member since:
2006-05-23

I tried the Windows 8 RTM trial version...

It was bad. Pure, unmitigated bad. The interface sucks, the bugs suck, the web/ad integration sucks, it's confusing and slow and ugly and borderline unusable. It reminds me more of MeeGo than of Windows.

I've never been a Microsoft fan, but I thought Windows 7 was great. This is an an unbelievable step backwards in terms of usability.

But the Server 2012 trial? Much more friendly and usable.

Only the best for Microsoft's corporate clients. The rest of us, apparently, can go fly a kite.

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pysiak Member since:
2008-01-01

But the Server 2012 trial? Much more friendly and usable.

Only the best for Microsoft's corporate clients. The rest of us, apparently, can go fly a kite.

It's not like that. Corporations have more people than servers, so they have more windows clients (xp, 7) than servers (2003, 2008)
e.g. my company has roughly 10x more clients.

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Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

No? I figured that Server 2012 would also be used for workstations... I don't have much experience on the Windows end of things.

Thanks for the correction then, and good to know that our corporate pals are also getting the short end of the stick this time.

Edited 2012-11-11 22:53 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Windows 8 is faster than 7, only a little bit it is faster.

The only thing that is slow is when a Metro app starts.

Stop telling lies.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Don't be so quick to judge; it is entirely possible that Jones was testing on unsupported or older hardware. When I tried the Windows 8 Release Preview several months ago, it was on a machine with an older Radeon onboard video processor. Windows 8 not only didn't recognize the hardware or provide a driver, it also wouldn't let me install the Windows 7 driver. This made the machine agonizingly slow, as most of the GUI in Windows 8 requires video acceleration.

Installing a modern Radeon HD 6570 card instantly solved the issue, and for the short time I used it, Windows 8 on supported hardware blew the pants off of Vista, the factory installed OS.

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