Vice, on 06 August 2012 - 05:53, said:
I tried the RTM yesterday evening and I have to say this is the worst thing Microsoft have ever done by far. There is no reason at all for me to upgrade to this. I mean really what new features are there? A new UI on Explorer? Task Manager? Metro? Is that all? This OS is a total joke.
This OS feels like Microsoft throwing us under the bus (pre-existing users of Windows) to try and get in to the tablet market. Leveraging their desktop monopoly to give developers incentive to make Metro apps because they know that without that large desktop market share developers will find it difficult to find reasons to invest in making Metro apps. Why develop for a tablet that will only capture 1 maybe 2% of the market?
And well on the desktop it just sucks. It doesn't work man, giant UI buttons, 2D boxes, removal of the start menu. We use keyboards and mice on our desktops not fat fingers. This whole UI just doesn't work and it feels unfinished, half baked, confused about what it is. The fact it has two separate environments for a start just adds an extra layer of complexity to an already confused operating system.
I really fail to understand how Microsoft ever thought this was a good idea. I mean really.. who is running things over there?
"Hey guys I got a great idea, let's take the UI that hasn't got even garnered 2% share on mobile after a year in the market and put it on our main Windows product! Nothing could go wrong with that! - Also lets spend practically all our time porting that UI over and offer almost no other new features - No Time Machine, iTunes or iCloud competitor, no one needs those anyways what they need is giant boxes and an extra toolbox in Explorer!"
new features well to start with
- Start screen, easier and more organized view of your favorite pinned apps (don't compare it to all apps, that's another layer in). With the ability to sort your apps into named groups.
- Metro apps and -
- App store
- New task manager
- Overall far better performance.
- better function for detecting new apps that can open file types
- updated graphics driver model, now you get DWM(aero) even in software/classic mode
- Far improved Multi monitor support
- New restore functions, enabling a full reset to factory standards on all installations with no fuss.
- Live accoutn and cloud features built in.
- Sync your desktop across computers/devices
- Storage spaces
- faster boot time.
And much more.
ChrisJ1968, on 06 August 2012 - 06:11, said:
Windows is all about Hype. Vista, they jacked up the entire OS by giving us the fat lady that could barely move.That sucker ate alot of my hardrive space. Win7 found success because they redid the kernel. Win8, they felt they could impress the market by hyping a "new" UI and completely revamping the desktop. I'll wait to see what's behind win8. but this is 2 out of 3 OS'es that bombed under Ballmer.
and I have been using Windows since 3.1 circa 1991.
Life was much better under Gates..
Vista didn't bomb, and before 7 was the fastest selling windows OS. Just because you didn't like what was a perfectly good OS doesn't mean it bombed.