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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fran
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2010-08-06

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Why this blog post made it here dunno.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

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Why this blog post made it here dunno.


The reason why such blog pots are linked here is simple - because it is to re-enforce Thom's own bias. Don't get me wrong, we all have bias but it would be nice for said individual to evenly link to different articles rather than the same "Windows bad, Mac good unless it is iOS which makes Apple evil".

Before someone says, "well, what have you done to improve the situation" - I wrote a two part review of moving from my iMac/MacBook Pro to ThinkPad/ThinkCentre with Windows 8 Pro 64bit - the link was submitted to Thom via the 'Submit News' almost 2 days ago and still no show. I guess one can only conclude that stirring up shit is a lot more interesting than linking to articles that contain more content than the afore mentioned article as noted in the link Thom provided.

Edited 2012-11-12 01:51 UTC

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cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Come on. Beside all those news whats great about Windows 8 its freshing to also see at least some portals dealing also with the downsides. The pre-installed crapware is one and lots of us have to go through the steps described by the articles author if we like to remove/disable that crap.

The author himself wrote that this is not a pure Microsoft problem but that it is its upstream-channels, the OEMs, that make the experience more worse. Something really not needed and Microsoft COULD prevent that if they see it as important. Right now they don't. Articles like that may help to improve the situation in the future. See this article as bugreport, as customer feedback, as wish list. Hopefully then you realise that complaining about one aspect does not mean you have an anti-agenda against something. Its just that, pointing out problems that exist just like lots of the news point out good things that exist. This, my dear friend, is a balanced view on things. This is the golden middle between fanboy and hatter.

Edited 2012-11-12 05:01 UTC

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Before someone says, "well, what have you done to improve the situation" - I wrote a two part review of moving from my iMac/MacBook Pro to ThinkPad/ThinkCentre with Windows 8 Pro 64bit - the link was submitted to Thom via the 'Submit News' almost 2 days ago and still no show. I guess one can only conclude that stirring up shit is a lot more interesting than linking to articles that contain more content than the afore mentioned article as noted in the link Thom provided.


I don't know Thom's reasons for not linking to your reviews, but I did just check them out. I do not wish to make you feel bad or anything, but from a journalistic standpoint you're not really reviewing anything there, it reads more like a "How I spent my day" - kind of a thing. I mean, you're installing a custom software package on the systems so you're not really reviewing the systems as they come from the manufacturers, and you're not really reviewing the things from a hardware point of view, either. It comes off as if you didn't really have a well-defined goal in mind with what you were writing about, and you had no specific idea of what it is that you wish to convey to the readers.

I may come off as a dick right now, but that is not my meaning and I do not wish to offend you. I'm not a professional journalist myself, either, and I have no literature - related credentials of any sort to back up my opinions or feelings, so pay attention to what I say only as much as you feel like. That said, your reviews weren't unpleasant to read, per se, but maybe next time define for yourself more clearly what it actually is you wish to say?

PS. Doesn't your back start to ache after sitting for several hours on such a chair? It looks like it'd be very comfortable to watch movies in or read something, but for doing something on a computer you have to lean forward all the time while the cushioning itself is pulling you back.

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