Originally Posted by r34p3rex
Seriously, I'm so sick of people arguing that Windows 8 is garbage when they clearly haven't even tried the preview yet.
Some people say that Windows 8 sucks because it has no taskbar. SO WRONG. The taskbar is there. The only difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8 in terms of GUI is that the start menu has been replaced by the Metro launcher. That's it.
Others say that Metro is a resource hog. Yea, makes perfect sense that everything in Windows 8 is more responsive, despite Metro being a "resource hog"
Don't spread around fud that you hear around here without actually trying it out for yourself.
You said it. "The only difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8 in terms of GUI is that the start menu has been replaced by the Metro launcher. That's it."
So why would I pay copious amounts of cash money for a new GUI? The slight performance gain is simply not enough to justify the cost. I'm not a Win8 hater, but I do think it's pretty silly. Win7 is too good of an OS, and they should have given it more time on the market before releasing the next version. I'm starting to feel like they just want my money. They could have just released a "Windows Tablet" OS, and incorporated the tablet functionality into Win8 in a couple of years. It just seems like everytime they need to make a non-server/desktop specific OS they screw it up with poor marketing/business choices.
Originally Posted by Blameless
Happens pretty much every release.
There will always be a segment of any given population that feel their opinions are the one true path and that those who disagree must not understand, or must be lying.
Yeah, but I think "a segment of any given population" is a much larger percentage than usual. I honestly believe that Win8 isn't going to get very good reception by most of the PC enthusiasts. It's the tablet PC users and computer-illiterates who will be cheering. I mean, you know that guy you see in best buy talking to one of the sales associates trying to get help purchasing a new computer? Yeah, the guy who actually believes he needs that $1800 notebook for microsoft outlook and web browsing? Yeah, HE'S going to LOVE Win8.Edited by Arimis5226 - 4/5/12 at 4:54am