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If you like it, great! Continue liking it all you want, but there is a rather large amount of people that do not like it and they have every right to express that opinion when it is on topic with a thread, in this case featuring new features for Windows 8.1, it is quite on topic as they may like some of the new features but it hasn't really changed some of the core aspects they were hoping for.
You must understand, however, that while there are a few people voicing legitimate and reasonable concerns with Windows 8 /8.1, there is an equal or larger number of people voicing concerns that one would never voice had they actually spent a small amount of time to learn the differences in the interface with an open mind. The obvious reason is that these people were told by other people that it was bad, and even before using it, no matter what the experience may or may not be, have already subconsciously made up their mind that it was going to be a bad experience. Going in to ANY situation with that frame of mind will almost ALWAYS result in a person reporting a negative experience, and being more unwilling to even attempt getting used to some of the changes right off the bat, because they have already been presumed "bad".

From the standpoint of people who approached the situation with a more open mind, and actually gave the new ways to do things the time of day, and genuinely found them to be an enhancement on the old way once they became accustomed to and comfortable with them, is quite frustrating.
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You must understand, however, that while there are a few people voicing legitimate and reasonable concerns with Windows 8 /8.1, there is an equal or larger number of people voicing concerns that one would never voice had they actually spent a small amount of time to learn the differences in the interface with an open mind. The obvious reason is that these people were told by other people that it was bad, and even before using it, no matter what the experience may or may not be, have already subconsciously made up their mind that it was going to be a bad experience. Going in to ANY situation with that frame of mind will almost ALWAYS result in a person reporting a negative experience, and being more unwilling to even attempt getting used to some of the changes right off the bat, because they have already been presumed "bad".

From the standpoint of people who approached the situation with a more open mind, and actually gave the new ways to do things the time of day, and genuinely found them to be an enhancement on the old way once they became accustomed to and comfortable with them, is quite frustrating.

You're still assuming in this whole thing. Thats a lot to do with the issue. You're assuming that people didn't try it, or didn't try it long enough to get used to, which is probably the second most used excuse to people not liking it next to being 'scared'. A lot of people have tried it, techies got to try the RC or ( god forbid we mention ) pirated it ( to try ), or hey maybe they just got it because it was only $15/$40, non techies looking for a new computer likely went to their local BestBuy, Microcenter, or other consumer electronics retail outlet and tried it.

I can say I tried it, I had my mothers new laptop for a month setting it up for her and to play with 8, and I just couldn't get used to it. I've also played with Gnome 3 ( shell ) being 99.9% Linux person when it was release and each release since and still don't like it, same basic problems for the most part. I also bought a Surface RT, and I love it as a tablet OS, it works, beautifully. But from a desktop/laptop standpoint I just couldn't get used to it. I still get calls from my mother asking me how to do such simple tasks every other day ( getting back to metro, or shutting it down ) stupid things that really shouldn't be in the slightest, hidden away or difficult.

Yes, a lot of it is to do with bad press and word of mouth, but then again so is every single thing on this planet, but that isn't hurting other products like it is Windows 8. Because to most people who don't like it, genuinely don't like it, no matter what their reason is, it's still a valid reason.


As to new ways being an enhancement of the old ways. I don't agree. I'm not saying they're worse, but they aren't better. Just different, and in my opinion at least and unnecessary different.
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The one complaint I have with Windows 8 on my desktop right now is that I can't run metro apps on two different monitors at the same time. This is extremely annoying since I almost always have the Netflix app running on one monitor but if I want to do anything else like check my mail with a different monitor, it closes the Netflix app. As long as that gets fixed in this update, I'll be happy.
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We have a start button ! thumb.gif
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Nice changes I suppose... assuming everyone has a touch screen at their desk. They aren't fixing things for the core segment of windows users. As I understand it their tablets have almost completely failed and that is all this update seems to change. Nothing mentioned about the changes for desktop users other than a start button... which still takes you to a touch based UI. Not once did he talk about anything involving a mouse... which rough guess is what 85-95% of windows users (of some variation) are using with their devices. More sad news in my mind. Still won't be buying it, had thought about it but this is just a further slap in the face I think.

Tux looks better every day. If gaming didn't require windows then I would have bailed long ago. Liking my debian vm, admittedly thinking bout switching from gnome to kde though.

But to be fair I will try the developer preview. If this video is all of the ui changes though then I don't see it lasting any longer than the first rc lasted for me.
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I love it!
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Looks nice to use! biggrin.gif
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Looks nice to use! biggrin.gif

Indeed! Really digging the new tile sizes and multitasking.
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Indeed! Really digging the new tile sizes and multitasking.

When new tile sizes came to WP8, it was awesome. I knew I'd like them, but not this much smile.gif
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Yeah I'm not sure how much of a difference this makes. I feel like MS put it there just to shut the "BRING THE START BUTTON BACK" crazies up.
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MS did this to put all the 3rd party start menu companies out of business lol.rolleyes.gif
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