Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Jan 2013 23:40 UTC
Windows Pokki is a start menu replacement for Windows - and it has already been downloaded 1.5 million times for Windows 8. "Since the launch of Windows 8, we've seen over 1.5 million Pokki downloads on the new OS itself and users opening the Pokki Menu an average of 10 times a day. These early numbers demonstrate that users enjoy being able to instantly access and discover apps, straight from the desktop." And this is just one of the countless replacements. Microsoft should've never kept the traditional desktop in there - they've given users the ability to escape Metro, and this will only hurt the new environment.
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RE[3]: Just a thought...
by Lion on Thu 17th Jan 2013 03:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Just a thought..."
Lion
Member since:
2007-03-22

I hate that video.
If you break down everything he says it comes out as "it's broken because I couldn't figure out how to do it"
I'll concede to his review that the discoverability is pretty awful, but to say that the whole OS is unusable because he didn't bother to find out how the new behaviours work is a bit of a stretch.

Personally I prefer win8 to win7. I realise I'm in the minority and any post I make is not going to change a single mind. But it's an easier adjustment than I had when I first tried Linux after being exclusively a Windows user, and I had a lot less reading to do before becoming productive.

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RE[4]: Just a thought...
by Drumhellar on Thu 17th Jan 2013 04:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Just a thought..."
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Heh. I didn't know The Control Panel shows up in the Desktop folder (But, I know why it isn't on the desktop itself, since it's hidden via the display control panel by default)

But, when I want the Control Panel, I either search for it via the start screen, or go to the charms bar and click settings, or right-click in the bottom left (Where the start menu used to be). Also, the time-honored method of typing "Control Panel" into the location bar in an Explorer window.

Yeah. This guy's review is garbage.

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RE[4]: Just a thought...
by ze_jerkface on Thu 17th Jan 2013 08:19 in reply to "RE[3]: Just a thought..."
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

But it's an easier adjustment than I had when I first tried Linux after being exclusively a Windows user, and I had a lot less reading to do before becoming productive.


Now there's an endorsement!

Windows 8.....it doesn't require as much reading as Linux!


Windows 8
It's not so bad
Just read the book
Don't buy the iPad
If you read that tutorial
I'm sure you'll find
Wait....where are you going? I didn't finish the jingle. Come back here and buy a Surface tablet!!!!!

Edited 2013-01-17 08:20 UTC

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RE[4]: Just a thought...
by phoenix on Fri 18th Jan 2013 00:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Just a thought..."
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

His 4 Cs are right on the money, though. *Especially* when using Metro apps.

There is no continuity with previous versions (which is something MS is extremely bad at; just look at MS Office from 95 through 2010).

There is no context given to the information on the screen (it's almost impossible to figure out just by looking what's a label, what's a link, what's a button, etc).

I forget the other 2, but they were spot on as well.

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