Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Apr 2013 09:31 UTC
Windows "Many PC OEMs are dissatisfied with what Microsoft has done with Windows 8 and the way the company has handled the negative response to the operating system. Privately, one OEM source told me that Microsoft is 'destroying' the PC industry, while another claimed that Windows 8 has 'handed over millions of customers to Apple'. Other OEMs are making their displeasure known publicly. Both Lenovo and Samsung have released Start button replacements for Windows 8." Windows Phone isn't the only thing not catching on. I'm really happy with my Surface RT - warts and all - but there's no denying the response to Windows 8 has been Vista-esque bad.
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It will die
by reduz on Fri 19th Apr 2013 13:42 UTC
reduz
Member since:
2006-02-25

Been a long time using windows 8 and windows phone 8 on my Lumia.
I have no idea why a minority of people (including Thom) still likes it. I got used to both interfaces by this time, and they are clearly much more counterproductive than Windows 7 or Android.

Windows 8 I just never use the tiles, ever, and trying to start apps is an annoyance. The built-in search does not work as well as with Windows 7 and misses things it used to find. The fact it opens my pictures on the Metro UI pisses me off to no end. The fact that Skype is a Metro app pisses me off even more. The feeling is that such stuff is unnecesary and has no reason to be there.

Windows Phone 8 is a disaster, and it´s full of bugs. Multitasking barely works, the live tiles are never enough to display all the notifications since each tile has it´s own so i have to shrink everything and then it becomes kind of like Android, just a poorer experience.

I don´t know, I just think neither is really good as a product. I know Microsoft improves stuff over time, but to me this is a dead end.

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RE: It will die
by WorknMan on Fri 19th Apr 2013 16:26 in reply to "It will die"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Been a long time using windows 8 and windows phone 8 on my Lumia. I have no idea why a minority of people (including Thom) still likes it. I got used to both interfaces by this time


I've gotten used to it on Win8, but can't say I care for it much. The only thing I like about it is the Facebook integration. When I get an IM on Facebook, a little window pops up on the top-right of my desktop, and I can ALT+TAB to respond. Same with the calendar. I don't use it for day-to-day stuff, but it pops up a reminder of birthdays and such.
I think Metro works well for these types of apps that should stay 'frozen' in the background most of the time. They just need to find a better way to integrate it.

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