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The kicker to me is that Windows 8 would have been much better received if they'd actually listened to feedback and allowed for a built in way to turn back on removed desktop centric features. Such as skipping the tile screen and going straight into a desktop with icons and ( a startbutton or launch/search box). Instead the OS unit executives reaction to that feedback was to make it even harder to do such customization.

Who knows maybe they liked the way consumers responded to Vista -> Win 7 and are actually deliberately mimicking that on a faster planned timescale Win 8: Sucker Edition -> Win 8: No, for real this time.

Windows 8 Sucker Edition < that would be called BETA by any other name,

And if you look at it in this way then we are being charged for a release which is a pre-release (informational) to the next OS from a BETA point of view = NOT GOOD MS,

No Microsoft made a BOOBOO with 8
Edited by macca_dj - 5/10/13 at 11:48pm
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post #362 of 390
I have no problem with the UI on a tablet, it's dumb for mouse and keyboard though. They received plenty of feedback in this regard and ignored it. In fact they made it harder to enable regular desktop behavior.

The users won, mostly, that's what this news post was about.
Edited by Vesku - 5/11/13 at 12:18am
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post #363 of 390
There are legitimate problems with the Metro UI, and these problems need to be brought to light so that Microsoft will actually improve them.

Also, about the "users winning" thing, there is absolutely nothing saying that the start menu is making a return.
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Ya know, I bet MS didn't even consider how they were going to make the life of every technology forum's moderators an absolute hell before they released it doh.gif

Damn them ... damn them to hell !!!
    
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Ya know, I bet MS didn't even consider how they were going to make the life of every technology forum's moderators an absolute hell before they released it doh.gif

Damn them ... damn them to hell !!!

Yeah... I bet AMD, nVidia, and Intel don't consider that either whenever they release new CPUs or GPUs... or those guys in China when they leak information wink.gif
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I am glad they are making some changes to make the masses happy, the under the hood enhancements have been great. The changes may convince some of the gamers here to switch to W8.
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Exactly what I did and haven't looked back.

Windows 8 gets a really bad rap for all the wrong reasons I think. Not just the interface, but people truly believe Microsoft has a pattern. Good OS > Bad OS > Good OS > Bad OS, ect; and they assume this is the latter.

However, I do have a slight gripe; one that I'm sure will not be a problem soon. But pre-built machines with secure boot and no legacy support. I've been getting so many Windows 8 laptops at work with problems that could normally be diagnosed with some bootable diagnostic software. But it's all GPT now and not MBR. More then a little frustrating.

This! Where I work, a reload is the only real option to get the damn things fixed. I'm sure that will change soon enough, but for now it's highly frustrating.
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Exactly what I did and haven't looked back.

Windows 8 gets a really bad rap for all the wrong reasons I think. Not just the interface, but people truly believe Microsoft has a pattern. Good OS > Bad OS > Good OS > Bad OS, ect; and they assume this is the latter.

However, I do have a slight gripe; one that I'm sure will not be a problem soon. But pre-built machines with secure boot and no legacy support. I've been getting so many Windows 8 laptops at work with problems that could normally be diagnosed with some bootable diagnostic software. But it's all GPT now and not MBR. More then a little frustrating.

You make me laugh, you identify that Start8 is good for 8, so why don't MS just input that into a UI theme and give it an update?

Why should we have to fix something(when its their problem) that shouldn't be broken in the first place?
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Other than the UI, Windows 8 is an amazing product. From the security, performance, and networking aspects, it's quite a product.

This. I feel like bad public opinion stemming from the media's only focusing on the start menu has made many think it's a terrible OS. This is more or less just another one. I don't see any articles posted on OCN about the better parts of 8, and I know they exist.

It's actually awesome. I run it everyday on my main rig and I would never go back to 7. Windows 8 is just so much faster and just a better experience in general. I urge everyone to at least try it for a week or so before shooting it down. Just because it is different does not mean it's worse.
    
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This. I feel like bad public opinion stemming from the media's only focusing on the start menu has made many think it's a terrible OS. This is more or less just another one. I don't see any articles posted on OCN about the better parts of 8, and I know they exist.

It's actually awesome. I run it everyday on my main rig and I would never go back to 7. Windows 8 is just so much faster and just a better experience in general. I urge everyone to at least try it for a week or so before shooting it down. Just because it is different does not mean it's worse.

I agree 100% and I would probably move to 8, except I am so fast with workflow at the moment in 7 because of using XP and up. So when creating things, I'm so much faster, I'd love to move to 8 but I'm not a fan of the "8" or "Metro" interface. My familt has it and I've used it extensivley, I'm just not sold on it.

It is faster in terms of performance and etc, I agree with you 100%.

Thing is, most people just bashed it without trying it, I've tried it, I like everything about it except the "Metro or 8" interface.
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