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post #21 of 32
Some of us don't like it because it's very different from what we know. Previous versions of Windows have made changes, but not to this radical degree since maybe Win 95. And the thing about using Windows is, you don't just start over with everything being new; you use existing applications that as of now look very out of place. Some of the little utilities I use haven't been updated in several years. Since many apps aren't "metrofitted" yet, it becomes a clumsy game of switching back and forth between two different interfaces. I wish they had decided to place a window on top of Metro for legacy apps instead of leaving it entirely.

The whole thing seems like it's made for televisions, with the large fonts and the way that everything kicks out to fullscreen. It's like using a media center or 10-foot interface, but for everything on the PC. That works fine if you're doing one thing only, like watching a movie. The problem is, people tend to do many things at once, and it's frustrating not having a taskbar or tray to keep tabs on running applications. It seems to be saying, "just do this one thing and forget about what else is running." I don't like how everything is hidden and I have to hunt for things; it took me a few minutes just to figure out how to shut down.

Hiding the Start Menu (or actually the "Metro Switch") on the desktop is just bizarre. When I'm in the desktop, why can't there be an icon in the corner? Why should I have to move the cursor to the edge and have it pop up? Is there any good reason to hide that?

And personally, I think it's kind of ugly. The solid colors look bland. I hope we'll be able to at least change the background image.

Having said all that, I'll try to get used to it. I may not get it for a while because I'll still be between system builds. Hopefully when I do get it, more apps will be integrated and it will work more smoothly.
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I've just finished installing the consumer preview on my desktop. Previously when I tried the developer preview in virtualbox I hated it, but now I'm really starting to like Windows 8. It took quite a bit of customization to get it to where I wanted it. I deleted all of the Metro apps and I've replaced them with my commonly used applications, games, and utilities. I'm basically using it like OS X Lion's launchpad, it's working great for me.
 
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They just moved stuff around too much, alot of unneeded and confusing changes, its harder to turn off ur dang computer now.

The only feature I like is the new task manager and also the way when ur moving files to a usb stick or hard drive it shows a graph type thing.

Besides that is nothing to write home about, I wish they would just take some of 8's features like the above mentioned and put it in SP2 for 7.
    
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People hate change until change until it becomes hip.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dlee7283 View Post

They just moved stuff around too much, alot of unneeded and confusing changes, its harder to turn off ur dang computer now.
The only feature I like is the new task manager and also the way when ur moving files to a usb stick or hard drive it shows a graph type thing.
Besides that is nothing to write home about, I wish they would just take some of 8's features like the above mentioned and put it in SP2 for 7.

I agree!
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I don't like it becuase the metro interface feels slapped on and is cumbersome. But I installed it on my wife's laptop and she loves it. She loves getting to email and her facebook stuff faster. But for a power user and someone who likes to customize it is annoying as it stands right now. I think after we get use to the shock of the crappy Metro interface we will like it more. It does have a fast start up time.

But personally I see no reason to spend money to upgrade from windows 7 to 8 thumb.gif

It's not just hate of change either, there are some problems with metro. Hopefully it will be improved
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I see what they are doing....Trying to mainstream a single UI for their entire product/OS line
Started with WP7 then it moved over to the Xbox dash and now its coming to W8

I get that they are trying to "unify" *I think thats the word* a single interface for ease of use when using multiple platforms.

Granted the UI on PC is kinda.....poopy but meh, the final release may actually incorporate some fixes/changes.
Such as opting out on Metro and using a default W7 UI on a normal desktop wink.gif


I do really like the Windows live game library it'd be just like using an Xbox thumb.gif
And isn't xbox game support on PC rumored for the next xbox and W8?
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I started to like it until it refused to run BOINC, then bricked my account. Until this is fixed, i do not want to have much to do with it.

Also, once i reverted to W7, i never imagined how much i'd miss the start button biggrin.gif

But it isn't so bad, given time to get used to it. For a beta, it's pretty stable.
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I feel like this is vista when it was released after xp. no its gonna be 8 after 7. Win 7 is good, why release something new?
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post #30 of 32
Protip for people using the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and want a start button back, Look up Start8 by Stardock. it works alot better than trying to get ViStart to work, though i do wish it had multiple options (it still uses a Metro-Esque start menu but it doesnt take up your whole screen)
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