Originally Posted by RiverOfIce
I wonder if you had to put a 3rd party drivers seat into a brand new car that you paid more for then all the other cars, if that is really a good deal.
Microsoft is going to stay the course. So I have no choice but to stay the course and not buy their product.
I was forced to use windows 8 for the last 2 months. I have the worst headache from that operating system. Part of it comes from the fact that they can not seem to leave your desktop alone, every time you click on something it whips you from metro to your desktop and back, it actually gives me a headache. The other problem is simply the interface. Metro is Microsoft attempt to force people to use their store. They are forcing people to use their store because they need developers to develop. If they got rid of metro, they would lose a ton of developers.
They are letting their pocket book speak.
Gave a new pc to a family member, yep they hate metro too. Had to reinstall the new operating system after 4 days because the created an live account and microsoft was begging them to buy stuff.
Steam is going linux. I will convert the 300+ company computers and the home computers over if they don't change their ways.
You're very exorbitant. I have no idea what you're describing. I've been using Win8 for 6 months now, never had any such problem, and of course no "headaches". Maybe you can elaborate more on what whips you back and forth so I can understand. Also, I've opened the Windows store about 2-3 times all this time, it's just...there. A lonely icon on metro. I see no reason to use it if you don't want to.
I am also a person who is baffled as to why we needed metro in the first place, but I don't think you make any accurate arguments against buying or using Win8 in general.
Last, you are right that installing third party stuff on something you bought is not good, but in this case, it's software, it's not hardware or a driver's seat. Physical goods are a much bigger deal than a piece of software that runs just fine. If you can't buy Stardock, and you don't like Windows 8, you don't buy the OS and you're set. If you buy a car knowing that it doesn't have driver seats, and you then buy some from a third party dealer, do you complain? Or to put it otherwise, do you feel angry that Windows doesn't contain ALL possible applications that can be made, and so you don't download any software off other devs? I mean, you can use the same arguement, why do I have to install X software to do Y thing? Microsoft should have implemented it out of the box.
As long as Microsoft supports both Win7 and Win8, you are not forced to upgrade. So, you shouldn't complain that a new OS is not exactly like the old one. Just use the old one, it works perfectly fine.
I don't think it makes sense that way.
Originally Posted by Alatar
Still not interested in a tablet OS on my desktop.
Give me a choice of metro for my touch ultrabook and the classic UI for my proper rig and I'll buy a bunch of copies. Until then I will avoid the OS and advise other gamers to do so as well.
Why would a gamer choose Win7 over Win8, are there benches that show lower performance on Win8? I'd be interested in the reviews if you have some links.Edited by AngeloG. - 5/30/13 at 11:40am