Originally Posted by nathris
Microsoft is pushing Metro as hard as they possibly can. They look at the success they had with Kinect, and the satisfaction of Windows Phone owners (all 100 of them) and figure that the same approach will work for the 400+ million Windows owners. Microsoft wants businesses
to run their apps in Metro, and it will probably take them a decade to recover from their mistake, if they can even fully recover.
Windows 7 did it right. They took Vista, fixed a bunch of stuff and slimmed it down. They added change, like the new taskbar, but it was subtle and completely reversible.
But it seems that despite the overwhelming success that brought they decided to go in a completely opposite direction, adding tons of new features that while not exactly bad, are very poorly implemented. The part of the OS that is recognizably Windows hasn't been touched at all, and the improvements to Explorer and the task manager are buried under a clumsy Metro UI that visibly clashes and is only barely usable with a keyboard and mouse.
To quote a French poet and WWII hero that you've never heard of but will probably read in Leonard Nimoy's voice,
Originally Posted by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
This is why Windows 7 is so good, and why Windows 8 will be the biggest disaster in Microsoft's history.
I agree with everything you've said minus "The part of the OS that is recognizably Windows hasn't been touched at all." I'm assuming you mean the desktop but I would argue that the most recognizable part of Windows is the start menu which as we know is gone.
Also, that quote from the WWII hero is great, I couldn't agree with it more.
Originally Posted by Warmonger
What are going to do? Run Windows 7 the rest of your life? I have noticed double the speed on Windows 8 over Windows 7. Twice as fast install, twice as fast boot, twice as fast file copy, twice as fast functionality, the works. Like I said before its already become part of Visual Studio, no matter how much boycotting or QQ'n anyone does over it, it wont go away. Lately Windows versions have been based on top of the previous generations. Windows 9 will most likely be based Windows 8 except with more tweaks and changes, just like 8 is based on 7, and 7 is based on Vista. There would be no point in spending the years to get this far to completely trash it. There is a strong possibility that the classic start menu is gone forever. We wont know until Windows 9 is released 2-3 years from now.
Run 7 the rest of my life? No, but I ran XP for a very long time and completely skipped Vista. I am in the same position now as I was then. There is simply no reason for me to even consider upgrading to 8 when 7 does everything I need it to and more. Why would I upgrade to an OS that is convoluted and unintuitive? Not only is it harder for me to use but I feel like I'd be making a mistake of installing a mobile OS on my PC and/or laptop.
I personally experienced worse speeds with Windows 8 but I'm assuming it is because I installed it on top of Windows 7 on my MacBook's Windows partition. It was seriously bad but was not the reason I wiped said partition and reinstalled 7. I also seriously doubt that you've noticed that much of an improvement.
You also cannot say for sure that it won't go away. If there is enough of a revolt from Windows users (which seems to be huge) and the product flops who knows, maybe the OS will be redesigned after 8.
Originally Posted by ajslay
wow seriously? like someone else said, you people need to come out of your caves. windows 8 Is very innovative, and very nice and polished, and professional.you guys brag about building these really powerful rigs, but cant adapt to a new GOOD OS
? it took me an hour to find and utilize all the features on windows 8. and its a lot better then the "classic desktop experience".. iv been using the consumer preview since day one and its been amazing. no issues. if anything its faster at multitasking then any other windows os.
the problem isn't with windows 8, the problem lies within the beholder,.. you. change is going to happen no matter if you like it or not. embrace it, learn it, and make the best of it. and who knows? maybe you'll like it.cant stay with windows 7 forever
and to all of you that say windows 8 is the same as 7 just with a new theme or crappy metro, its not. windows 8 was built from the ground up. there was 100,000 changes from the developer preview to the consumer preview. and METRO is all based on HTML5. yeah, may look like windows 7, but the internals are different. the only similarity's are windows explorer, and aero. everything else is different.
My rig is 5ish years old and I love it. I might not be able to stick with 7 forever but I can try! Its not like XP has vanished into thin air after all this time. Edited by Zulli85 - 3/13/12 at 10:40am