Originally Posted by jellis142
Am I the only one around here who PREFERS
8 to 7? After using it, Windows 7 feels archaic. I've never used a Start menu
, the Task Manager is loads better, and I actually use Metro Apps. It's better in almost every way.
For you, it may be.
For many others, it's not.
Simple as that. ( My opinion below, as it applies to me )
I may be 100% Linux in my personal life, but working at a repair shop on the weekends I get forced into using whatever is on the machines. Every time I get a Windows 8 machine I cringe. I can't stand it. I don't quite understand why we have a mobile / cellphone app store bundled with a supposedly desktop operating system.
They could have at least differentiated the two and maybe added a desktop application portion to the store to make getting desktop programs easier and more reliable than surfing the almighty web and downloading random executables which is a big cause of a lot of troubles average people get.
They could have left the desktop space as it were as legacy if they wanted to focus on Metro so much. Or at least give users the options. And again a bit of differentiation between the desktop and the "touch" portions of the OS would be nice. Every Windows 8 laptop I get I'm afraid to touch the trackpad in fear of setting off some odd ball touch screen gesture or overlay. It just doesn't work.
Sure some things are better, but a few added or upgraded features underneath a completely unusable GUI ( or rather GUIs as there is 2 ( touch, m+kb )) completely ruins the new features. And most of the newer features only relate to power users that the average user is likely never to notice.
My biggest gripe is that it just doesn't know what it is. And Microsoft trying to staple a desktop on top of an obviously touch / gesture controlled system is poor and doesn't flow properly. It's like they decided going full Metro would be too much of a shock to people that they decided to staple a gimped desktop on to it...
Again, just my opinion and how it relates to me. You may very well like it, but I and many many others out there, do not like it. It the choice we have as humans.
Oh and I like my start menu's, just wouldn't be the same without them.