engii, on 15 July 2012 - 11:31, said:
its always a case of damned if you do and damned if you dont with MS isnt it??
Every negative response somehow comes from the perspective that you now are forced to use the new start screen against your will, always under all circumstances??? None focus on the most impressive aspects on windows 8 an the fact that you can pretty much live in desktop mode for the rest of your life with the most minimal of metro flavour, if any at all???
Its like the start menu is something these people are using like its their day job??? i mean really, its a fairly ridiculous basis on which to form an oppinion.
How bout he massive speed increases in boot, shutdown, hibernate?
How bout Built in anti-virus, Trusted Boot and improved BitLocker drive encryption, along with AppLocker and claim-based access control
How bout built in Hyper-V (to run that classic goodness if your crying about it so much)
How bout the better multilanguage support
How bout better multi monitor support
How bout smaller memory footprint and better performance on th same hardware, better security, privacy and system reliability
How bout enhanced Task Manager and Windows Explorer
How bout ntegrated windows store
How bout Windows To Go
How bout enhanced DirectAccess and built-in mobile broadband features that natively support 3G and 4G telecommunication
How bout enhanced multi touch support
How bout ie10
Just to name a few
And best of all for developers (ME) you can write code in practically any language and if its targetted to metro it runs on everything and its 1 click publish and sales on the store...Yes actually running tablet and phone apps on my desktop via metro not to mention killer dev tools...pus auto natice cloud sync and support, plus folow on from 1 devcie to next...
No other platform currently is offering that and certainly not for the F*ckOff stupid upgrade price they currently announced...
Love windows 8, theres lots to love cause its windows 7 with tons more...sure its missing the round icon in the bottom left corener but if your spending any significant amount of time fiddling with that then your probably spending a whole lot more time fiddling with yourself...time to get your hand off it and take an actual look at what 8 is offering compared with 7 and youll realie its all gonna work out just fine and if not, windows 7 aint going anywhere for agggggeeeessss, so live in that world for as long as you can...heaven forbid youd want to have a tablet that can sync nicely with your desktop.....
People are always talking about the metro start screen because it's the most blatantly obnoxious in your face (almost literally) change that comes in Windows 8. If we say that we don't like we're told how we're wrong and it's the best thing ever since sliced bread and blah blah blah.
So of course it gets talked about the most. It's been said many times that most people who dislike the metro start screen want all the other new features and improvements that are being added in Windows 8. It's just that the metro start screen is what you see first and taints everything else.
And no, using a third party program to get the same functionality we have now by default is not a solution. What if the people who made one of those particular programs decides they don't want to maintain it anymore and a future windows update breaks it? Then you either have to go in search of another replacement or be stuck with the metro start screen.
Giving people the option to have the start menu that Windows 7 has or the metro start screen hurts nobody and would make most if not all of the criticism against windows 8 go away in a hurry. All the people who like the metro start screen though don't want to discuss that option, they just want to tell us how we're wrong. But if enough people that like the start screen but aren't against having options
spoke up about it then maybe there might be a chance Microsoft would be compelled to include the options to have one or the other.
People just want to tell the other side why they are wrong instead of discussing a way to get everyone what they want, even if it's unlikely to make a difference.