What ? The Consumer Preview still has all the problems I mentioned in my Developer Preview Review ? Unbelievable.
Why does the Wireless panel use all that space, convering desktop space ? What is that for ? So you can potentially see 50 wireless connections at the same time ?
You still can't search from within the desktop environment ? Why do you have to be taken away from what is happening on the desktop - running applications, apps and notifications to do a search ? If you search for UAC does it still require you to select the right category, meaning more mouse clicks ?
Why is the control panel still full screen as if this was a tablet version of Windows ?
Why the dumbing down duplication of the location you're at in all windows ?
I love the efficient internals of Windows 8, but the interface is a disrespect to desktop users.
In some of these things Microsoft forgot two fundamental things: people like Windows because it's not Mac OS; second, they forgot the multitasking nature of the OS. Having to go away from the desktop to do a search or to use the control panel are excellent examples that they forgot what Windows is about. This should not be modelled after a tablet OS.
Originally Posted by Warmonger
During the last builds of Windows 8 Consumer the entire start menu got striped from the OS (from what I heard).
What ? Say goodbye to Windows 8 then. It will flop.