Originally Posted by BizzareRide
I don't understand why people come into Windows 8-related threads to convey their opinion about how much they dislike it when we've heard the same tune hundreds times already.
You don't like it, we get it, move on already. Let these threads be for the fans/people who are interested in Windows 8
Yes, BizarreRide, we know you, you're always here to defend Microsoft's products. We respect that. But, alas, in a democracy you'll have to put up with criticism. If you want a walled garden where people will only say good things about Windows 8, this is surely not the place. This is a discussion
forum. Implying in your last sentence that people who are criticizing Windows 8 are not interested in it is somewhat contradictory too. The fact is that Microsoft had to resort to putting the tutorial on how to use Windows 8 DURING the install process, which I remind everybody, is something they never did, and that is telling of the fear they have that people won't be able to work with it as soon as it boots the first time.
In any case, it appears Microsoft still didn't get it, so, until Service Pack 1 (or some emergency pack / patch / update, whichever comes first per
financial results), why should we stop criticizing ? In any case there have been three publicly available versions of Windows 8 until now, and in each version Microsoft made a lot of changes to try to somewhat appease the critics, even though they insist on the main mistake, so why not persevere ? People who keep criticizing are making the point that the changes made in the last two versions are still not enough, and in some cases it's even worse now.
I think I can speak for everybody who criticizes Windows 8 that we do like the kernel improvements and would very much like to buy Windows 8, provided Metro is truly optional on the desktop / laptop. This is a free market. They want to sell a product, I want to buy it with certain specifications. I have every right to tell them that. And for anybody thinking they don't read this, I will remind that they own a search engine, and it would be foolish of them to not use that potential to gather people's opinions around the world instead of just reading their registered users on their forums.Edited by tpi2007 - 8/2/12 at 1:09pm