Originally Posted by StayFrosty
Oh look everyone hates it I might as well go hate it as well to fit in!
I don't fit in anywhere, or try to, and I'm still not fond of Windows 8.
Indeed, I've been highly critical of Windows since before half of OCN was born, and resist most changes until they become necessary, or actually useful; which, for many releases of Windows, is never.
I could easily have skipped Me (98SE was better), XP (2000 was better until XP x64 showed up), and Vista (XP x64 was better until 7 showed up), and not missed a damn thing. Windows 8 is going to fit into this category, Windows Blue might as well. It's an inevitable side effect of moving back to a 1-2 year release cycle. OSes stay similar enough that skipping any one doesn't have many downsides.
Originally Posted by mcrbradbury
Did anyone notice the percentages don't add up?
That's what happens when you round.
Originally Posted by paulerxx
..Just make a toolbar on your taskbar.
Not the same thing, and not the biggest problem I have with 8.
Originally Posted by zi3m
it found alll my drivers automatically without any hassle.
Many drivers that come with Windows 8 are already quite obsolete.
In my view, the fewer drivers that come with an OS, the better. I'm going to manually update everything I possibly can anyway.
Originally Posted by bojinglebells
vista was better (there was never anything truly wrong with it as long as you ran it with proper hardware)
Most of my broad complaints about Windows 8 apply to Vista as well.
Vista worked, but Vista was simply unnecessary. From the time of Vista's release until the release of Windows 7, there was utterly no compelling reason for me to use Vista over XP x64 (which was an awesome, well supported OS, by this time).
Vista did virtually nothing better, took fifteen times
the HDD space, had four times the memory footprint, and did not improve the UI or performance one bit. DX10 was in it's infancy and games either made poor use of it, or used it in such a way that the performance hit was utterly unacceptable with any hardware available at the time, often both. This wasn't Vista's fault, but that doesn't change the fact that I wasn't missing out on anything until DX10+ had matured and by then, Windows 7 was out.
Windows 8 is also unnecessary, offering precious little over 7. It's not bigger, and it's not slower, but it's arbitrary, unpolished, UI changes are not the sort of "feature" that begs one to upgrade, and it offers little else of note. Yes, I am well aware of the other changes, but the most significant of these are underutilized, and will remain so until well after Windows 8 has been supplanted, just like DX10 was with Vista.
Originally Posted by Phenomanator53
I just dont get how someone can hate an OS without even using it themselves.
Most people around here don't have a real problem with Windows 8 until
they spend some time with it.
I didn't expect to like
the new UI, but I didn't think it could be as offensive as it is until I spent considerable time with it. I thought I'd get used to it, but instead I find trying to get used to Metro like trying to get used to a festering wound or a malignant tumor.
If you gave me a detailed survey and then went about building a GUI designed to piss me off
, you'd have something very close to Metro.