Originally Posted by Nnimrod
it's not higher efficiency if I spend a year learning an OS and upgrade every 2 years.
This is kind of hypothetical, but demonstrates my point; If I had upgraded to windows 8 -
35% of the life of the OS (windows 8) spent at an average of 50% efficiency - This is me learning how to windows 8
65% of the life of the OS (windows 8) spent at 110% efficiency - This is me cruising along with what may well be a better OS
Average efficiency - 89% Not worth :/
I'm sorry but ... aren't we computer people?
A lot of the anti-windows8 speak I hear sounds like me on my first week of Windows 8 beta. Then I realized using it is no different than Windows [insert version here]. It doesn't take 35% of the life of the OS to get an hour or two (and that's stretching it) of training
Don't get me wrong, I really dislike the futurism mentality that seems to be the visual inspiration of Windows 8 - I want my mobile experience to be more like a desktop not the opposite (and I can do without mobile all together)
The only real gripe I have with Windows 8 / Sever 2012 is that in Remote Desktop it's annoying to try and find the corner of the screen to make the start menu or search icons pop up
Try it - Install WIndows 8. Upon first boot after install right click all the MSN crap in the start menu and click uninstall on the bar that pops up on the bottom. Then download FireFox. Now enjoy an essentially Windows 7 experience with a lighter-weight operating system. There's no reason or need to use "Metro"-mode