Originally Posted by Shmerrick
Originally Posted by BizzareRide
This is an excellent point, really.
No, no, it's really not. I have the official enterprise release and we've had 'tablets' for a good month now. Win8 is hard to navigate and requires a complete relearning of how to operate windows with their new metro UI. But please, teach my 3000+ user's how to use metro's new interface when they can barely operate Win7 as it currently is. I don't have the time, or the money to waste in redoing everything that currently works simply because it looks different. Yes, there are server optomizations and what not, but in any corp you are limited by this amazing thing called a budget.
It took me all of 60 seconds to learn how metro worked and how to avoid using it. Is it really so complicated as to warrant staying with an older OS?
I'm not saying metro is great or anything, I honestly dislike it, a lot. But, that wouldn't stop me from using Windows 8, considering how easy it is to avoid using metro, and with the optimizations made in Windows 8 it seems to me like the benefits outweigh the downsides.
I'm suddenly reminded of the countless threads of Vista hate 4+ years ago when it came out, tons of people saying XP was so much better. Vista wasn't perfect, but it was much nicer than the 7 year old OS it was replacing, the driver problems were not Microsoft's fault, Vista's only real problem is that it was resource heavy, which is the main thing that was changed with Windows 7. Windows 7 is basically Vista SP3, and Windows 8 is basically Windows 7 + Metro. Not worth freaking out about IMO, but that won't stop half of OCN from doing so anyway, and then in 2 years half of everyone here will be using it and saying it's no big deal.Edited by lordikon - 8/7/12 at 3:23pm