McKay, on 12 April 2012 - 12:38, said:
Lot's of people used that argument going from DOS to a GUI.
People have bitched and moaned about every version of Windows, "Why can't it be the same as the last version!!"
There are still communities out there full of people trying to make Windows 95 and 98 work in modern life.
Your arguments are invalid because they are completely different.
1. Al lthose DOS - GUI haters. Could still use their DOS way of life within Windows if they wanted.
2. I don't want it the same. I just don't want it to be completely different.
Lovers of Windows 8 are a sad bunch, because the majority of them simply can't understand that other people use their computers in a different way to them. They don't care, they think that the way they use their computer is the right way, and no other way is acceptable.
It doesn't matter that there are very valid reasons as to why Windows 8 won't work for another user, that user is simply wrong, and will never be right until they decide that Windows 8 is the greatest thing since a GUI operating system was invented. News flash. It isn't.
I don't understand why Microsoft, who clearly know how divided their customers are with this, are still pushing those customers away. Microsoft has done such great work over the past 10 years to increase their name, and reputation, and then they pull this.
I think Windows 8 is going to revolutionise tablets. I think once it's released, if it's marketed correctly, by Microsoft, they will give Apple and Google one hell of a shake up, and steal a massive, massive percentage of the tablet market share.
I see the exact opposite for desktops and laptops. If the CP is what we are going to see released, with no Start Menu, and MS doing their best to make the desktop experience **** (and it is), Apple is going to be laughing.
I don't care how much MS wants to integrate their products, this Metro thing is pushing boundaries that not even Microsoft should be pushing. They are single handedly ruing the desktop experience for millions of their customers, and they don't seem to give a ****.
I also don't take their articles about the issues raised as helpful. I take them as condescending. It's really coming across, to me at least, that MS are turning a blind eye to the bad feedback, and only reading the good feedback from the Windows 8 lovers.
Time will tell if I'm correct, all I know is that I, and a lot of other people, will not buy this OS without a start menu. And by start menu, I mean a button, where it should be, and not the metro start BS they have decided to throw across my screen in the most unhelpful way possible.
I now look forward to yet another terrible argument as to why my thoughts on Windows 8 don't matter because Microsoft of User X said so.