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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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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I don't know what you read but the review was over two parts (Part 1: link to Part 2 at the bottom) and I clearly state the scope of the review in the section called 'Background'. If it isn't 'up to standard' then great but how about not linking to crappy articles rehashing the same crappy arguments as the linked article has done. btw, my criticism of the article in more depth I did has a reply to another person in this thread.

Regarding the seat, it is very comfortable ;)

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