Originally Posted by beers
After you get used to the quirks it's not QUITE as horrible.
I still don't know how to find the shutdown function other than clicking the desktop and hitting alt+f4 though, and that's after about a month of constant use..
Bring up the charms bar (top right or bottom right corner), click settings, hit power, hit shutdown.
Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead
Been using it for the last 9 months. Our company develops custom software and we pretty much have to try it on a variety of platforms (from Win2k on up) and as a member of MSDN, we have a couple of dedicated boxes running it both as the only OS as well as a couple multi-boot systems.
While I do think overall the OS is great (it is very fast and the horrible driver support that hurt Vista before SP1 came out has been avoided), I do think that Microsoft has made a HUGE MISTAKE, at least as far as the business community goes, in not having a built in "Classic View" option like they have in all their OS's over the past 20 years. I have tried various shell programs, and they HELP, but they aren't the end all solution for a business. Several key features (such as how Win8 handles remote desktop support) simply are HORRIBLE, and several things (such as Task Manager) are simply awesome.
But because of Metro, our company will be "passing" Windows 8 entirely and staying with Windows 7. I will most likely pick up a copy of Windows 8 for $40 (I have an old copy of Windows XP laying around) and I will use that so I can upgrade to Windows 8 then IMMEDIATELY "downgrade" my wifes old laptop to Windows 7. It's the cheapest legal solution to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7.
It's not that I can't "figure out" how to work in Windows 8, I just refuse to be dictated to by a software company (especially since our company makes software and I hear the same complaints and have to deal with customers too) on HOW I am supposed to do my day to day tasks. Software should conform to the user, NOT the user conform to the software.
Someone brought this up, and I think it's worth mentioning:
Most businesses are either in the process of upgrading, or have upgraded to Windows 7 after skipping Vista. Businesses have to analyze every penny spent and make sure it's worth it. For most, an incremental upgrade which really amounts to a glorified service pack is not worth the cost of upgrading computers that have just been upgraded to Windows 7. I am fairly sure Microsoft knows this, and it can be seen that Windows 8 is an experimental OS.
Forcing the use of Metro will at least give some exposure to the Microsoft Marketplace, so there are financial motivations for this. More exposure also means a higher likelihood of developers being more interested in creating apps for the Marketplace. Having two vastly different UIs on the same system can be seen as Microsoft lacking confidence in their new UI and the Metro environment in general, which can discourage developers.