Originally Posted by Archngamin
Meh, you could always just right click the corner in windows 8. People that think they NEED the start menu either haven't tried 8 or just bandwagon hate on stuff they no nothing about.
I'm using 8 right now and have been for months. I've tried to use Metro and in my opinion, for my workflow it is completely crap. This exact post has been posted countless times since 8's release and has been disproven every single time.
It's exactly why people who prefer the Start Menu get so annoyed with this, a lot of people who defend 8 seem to have zero idea that the way they use a computer isn't universal. Take opening recently used documents for example, it's one I stick to simply because it's black and white: 7 has jump lists to go straight into it, 8 requires you to either pin it to the Taskbar (Not always suitable. I'd rather not spam my task-bar with crap that I only open periodically) or just live with opening the program, then the file.
There's also that Metro (IMO) looks like it was designed by a colour-blind 3 year old until you customize it.
Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
I love how so many people say Win8 is a terrible OS because "tiles are ugly to me." Uh, that's opinion guys and you know what they say about opinions? That is not a legitimate excuse to call it a horrible OS...
It being a horrible or great OS is subjective, though.
From a technical standpoint, Linux is a great OS however that doesn't take into account looks, how well the user can actually use it, etc. Considering you'll be seeing the damn thing nearly every day I think saying "I think this is ugly" is a fair enough reason to not want to use 8.
Originally Posted by mrawesome421
And your argument that it uses resources is the petty complaint in my eyes. We're not running single core CPUs with 1GB of DDR anymore. Today's PCs are quite capable of allocating the resources to something like Aero Glass without affecting overall system performance in the slightest.
The funny thing is that I ran Vista on an Athlon XP 2600+ with 1GB DDR-400 and it was HDD limited unless I was gaming or the like.
I also literally finished working on a Pentium M (1.6Ghz single core) laptop that ran 7 and it was fine to use..Nearly all the limitation was in the HDD speeds. The only slower CPUs that would be in use for a desktop OS that I can think of are the first few Atoms and they were just as slow in XP or xfce based Linux as they were in 7 for me, only time I'd class one of those as useful is with Puppy Linux or similar on it.
Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob
Having a significant UI change forced on you through the greed of a corporation that legitimately impacts established workflow and comfort is a LEGITIMATE feedback. Just because some people (a very SMALL minority) does not share this frustration does NOT make it crying or any less legitimate. If anything, the people who complained are the TRUE WORTH of consumers because they forced CHANGE and more importantly, were able to allow OPTIONS for EVERYONE. I find people who complain about consumers who voice their feedback and protest to be far inferior as consumers to the people who provide legitimate feedback, stand up for their feedback, and keep at it until change is forced.
Not to mention, he's complaining about us having the option
of a real Start Menu. Not Metro being removed entirely or anything, but the option for the majority of Windows users to be able to not have a negative impact from using the latest copy of the OS. That says more about him than I could be bothered writing out.