Originally Posted by Zero4549
I'm sorry, but I've been irked by this line of logic for the past few years.
Every time a new BIOS (and now UEFI) revision comes out for a motherboard, a new update or release for their operating system, a new hard drive (or SSD)...everybody
tries to validate it despite whatever flaws it has with the same absurd argument: "It boosts faster!"
Perhaps I should introduce you all to this magical thing called Windows DOS. Instant boots off a ~100kbps floppy drive
powered by a Pentium Pro with 16MB RAM.
I love how "boot time" has become the single most important factor. Nevermind that the UI is clunky non intuitive on a desktop and laptop without a touchscreen, "but it boots faster". IMHO still not even worth the $39.99 to upgrade but I say again I've never seen MS drop prices by so much, that smacks of a desperate move on their part to me. They know how people are reacting to it and their solution is to do a "fire sale" with it to hopefully save it. I think it's telling that they've slashed the prices before it's even hit the market.
Originally Posted by Warmonger
Wrong, Windows 8 is only just a fork of Windows 7 with advances in software technology. Instead this time Microsoft took Windows 7 and stripped it naked, and said "how can we make this run on a cell phone?". Take note how both the Developer Preview and Consumer Preview still ran a Windows 7 core. Even with a fully functional Metro interface. This is because WinRT is a added on API. Essentially what has been done is they took Windows 7, polished it more then probably any future service pack will. Then added in the new WinRT API and the Metro platform. So everybody out there saying Windows 8 will suck? well your horribly wrong. It will be the best performing and all around the best Windows that Microsoft has released to date. And at $40 an pop, they will make a fortune off the upgrades alone. Given the short amount of time they have been working on this OS.
See response above.
You can take a pinto and put in a 1000HP engine, it's still a pinto on the outside. And IMHO metro UI is a pinto. Ugly, clunky, and gets laughed at by all the muscle cars.