Originally Posted by Hordie
OS doesn't really affect gaming performance except Linux's driver issues/necessity of a compatibility layer. It's really all about compatibility. In that respect there is nothing wrong with Windows 8.
Actually, OS does affect gaming performance. When I went from XP to Vista, I noticed that while I got a lowerer average FPS, it was more stable without as many dips and jumps in many games.
Linux also does CPU intensive tasks faster than Windows (Which is why all the bigadv, etc users run Linux and not WS2008R2.)
Originally Posted by Kirby1
The complaints in the articles are so trivial... I'd say not even valid. They just dont like the metro UI and therefore think the whole OS is going to fail? Doesnt sound likely to me. Metro is pretty cool, those who dont like it have not used it much and those who have used it a lot and dont like it have not used it on a touch screen. Since desktop mode is an option in windows 8, I see no reason why the metro UI is even a significant factor.
The only problem is it's practically half and half..Add touch screen support for the ARM/Tablet version and keep the W7 start bar for the x86/Desktop/Laptop version. Compromising for two platforms with the one product design didn't work last time
and it sure as hell won't this time. Even if the average users hate for it is
only being afraid of change (I hate it because while it would be good on a touchscreen, my desktop does not and will not for a long time have a touch screen
) that's going to still be quite a chunk out of MS' wallet.
And we're all in agreement that Apple started and pioneered the Tablet market, right? Well..It's not like you see the below when you start up OS X...
Tablet and Desktop/Laptops have different input systems, obviously each has a different way of being used...You don't go for a one size fits all approach, then it just gets awkward for both.