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Microsoft (MSFT) is no stranger to criticism these days, and the company
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If this guy reviewed Windows 95, I bet he'd say the same thing about launching DOS apps from an icon on the desktop. "It dumps you into a command-line interface, the screen changes, and mouse support is gone! To turn off the computer, you have to go to the 'Start' menu, which is non-intuitive for users. Microsoft had all this time to learn from System 6/7, and yet they came up with this?"

:rolleyes:

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"Suppose that you are an expert user of Windows NT/XP/Vista/7, an expert user of an iPad, and an expert user of an Android phone

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no a Christmas gift for someone you hate is a el cheapo Chinese junk android tablet with minimal processing power and minimal RAM... watch them get frustrated to heck with the laggy response, non-working UI and crappy screen touch quality (im talking the sub $100 tablets, not the higher end ones)

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Some functions, such as
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I personally very much dislike 8, however over the past few months, I have started to get tired of these reports. I feel 8 sucks, other people think it sucks, but there's way to much of the exact same thing said. For all the people that dislike it, do as I do.. stay with Windows 7.

However, the only thing I disagree with in the article is that of the playbook. I feel it is very user friendly, very easy to use and gets the job done. Not sure why he was having such difficulty.

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What? I recall pinning icons to my desktop... And two, it's like that in any other Windows OS, how is launching an app from Start any different than launching an app for the Start Menu?

These guys sound like bigger idiots than the Inc.com guy who thought Windows RT can get Win32 malware...

well there is one difference, you do have to have a full screen menu to launch an app from the start screen from the desktop, as opposed to from a non-intrusive (not full screen take over) list... talking about launching from the start menu/screen here not pinning to something else

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Were he a caveman, he would have picked up two rocks, complained about the UI, then died of exposure.

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Windows 8 has some great stuff under the hood, we must not forget that.

MS lost me with the tablet UI, IM a desktop user, Ive only upgrades one PC instead of the usual houehold.

I honestly dont think MS cares. I dont think I do anymore.

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no a Christmas gift for someone you hate is a el cheapo Chinese junk android tablet with minimal processing power and minimal RAM... watch them get frustrated to heck with the laggy response, non-working UI and crappy screen touch quality (im talking the sub $100 tablets, not the higher end ones)

So who gift you this item and when did you receive it?

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If this guy reviewed Windows 95, I bet he'd say the same thing about launching DOS apps from an icon on the desktop. "It dumps you into a command-line interface, the screen changes, and mouse support is gone!

Except win95 was designed as a replacement and consensus so far is that RT is not a replacement for the desktop environment. Thats what fuels the majority of this debate as few took issue with the temporary pains to realize the gains. The two headed nature of 8 simply doesn't sit well with many, which is unfortunate, because that marketing decision overshadows some of the great work they have done on both sides of the fence.

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Last night I bought and installed Start8 on my Windows 8 desktop computer (4 monitor setup). It really does feel like a breath of fresh air. This is after using windows 8 on 2 computer since it went on sale.

On the Windows 8 UI I find myself doing what feels like more to get to the same place as Windows 7.

Sure windows 8 has keyboard shortcuts coming out it's ass, but taking keyboard shortcuts out of the equation (Most users don't even know control + c copies), navigating the UI feels like more work than (it's predecessors) it should be.

I've still never understood hiding important menu's from the user. Even if they are going to remove the start menu, why did they have to remove the start button? It's almost like they were in a meeting they one day constructing a list of "the top 5 ways they could confuse the average user" then proceeded to implement all of them.

Unless you are on a tablet, the charms bar gives you this "What the hell are you doing here" feeling, almost every-time you activate on purpose or otherwise. It's also a pain in the ass to activate if you have dual monitors (Once again taking keyboard shortcuts out of the equation).

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So please hate me and give me a new computer with Windows 8 :D

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Except win95 was designed as a replacement and consensus so far is that RT is not a replacement for the desktop environment. Thats what fuels the majority of this debate as few took issue with the temporary pains to realize the gains. The two headed nature of 8 simply doesn't sit well with many, which is unfortunate, because that marketing decision overshadows some of the great work they have done on both sides of the fence.

I have no doubt the Modern interface will mature to the point that it will completely replace the desktop. It took several iterations of the desktop GUI to replace the command prompt, and it will most likely be the same with Modern. There might be some niche applications that absolutely need the desktop, but it's going to be a fairly rare occurrence.

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And I still don't see how, considering the limitations imposed by the design, they will get there without another radical change/reboot. Anything that radical will no longer be the 'Modern' interface though.

Only a revolutionary change to Modern could do what you suggest, not evolutionary ones as have defined the Desktop environment.

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Windows 8 will have its purpose, without it, Windows 9 wouldn't be as good as its going to be.

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I wouldn't even give windows 8 to someone i hate.. That's just as bad as murdering someone.

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I'd say the joke is still on you for wasting away

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I wouldn't even give windows 8 to someone i hate.. That's just as bad as murdering someone.

There's a sane analogy.

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With Windows 8, I haven't had this much fun using a computer since I first got one to be honest. It feels so reinvigorating to actually be learning something new as opposed to using the same GUI with "cool" Aero effects or redundant menus. If there's anything this backlash has taught me, it's that people can't learn something new.

The only negative remark I'll make about it is that Microsoft continued the trend they started with Vista of either moving, layering, or straight up removing vital functions. While the Charms Bar is great on a WinRT tablet, it's worth ****-all on even a Win32 tablet, let alone a desktop/laptop. Devices is practically useless, Start is redundant, Search is dismal, and Settings leads you to what Charms should have been. Share is more tablet-oriented but I'm willing to ignore it for the greater good of having an OS that can work across multiple platforms.

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If there's anything this backlash has taught me, it's that people can't learn something new.

So how exactly did smartphones and tablets become a hit?

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"Suppose that you are an expert user of Windows NT/XP/Vista/7, an expert user of an iPad, and an expert user of an Android phone

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So please hate me and give me a new computer with Windows 8 :D

I'm fairly certain there's an Amendment against cruel and unusual punishment.

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I'm fairly certain there's an Amendment against cruel and unusual punishment.

Linux is still around so i'm guessing no

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aww how cute, we have a bitter android/apple fanboy reviewing windows. reminds me of someone named Joshua Topolski.

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