There is very little truth in that video. And Windows 8 is not trash. Your no IT tech if you think so. You're moron who can't figure out the basic design is virtually the same. Yes it takes a little more to get to the simple stuff. Install a Wintutu or Start8 to have that access. It's a no brainer. Windows 8 is the best consumer OS MS has put out. You lack intelligence if you can't figure it out.
FYI, Seta-san, I wasn't specifically addressing comments to you. Don't be offended.
Wait, wait, if W8 is the BEST consumer OS Microsoft ever put out - why do people feel the need to buy 3rd party software to do the things they were used to doing? Shouldn't the BEST CONSUMER OS EVER, be so intuitive that everything is easy to use?
Calling people names with differing opinions over a computer os shows your lack of intelligence, not ours. The best point he makes is the use of full screen apps, the only thing ever ran full screen on my desktop is Firefox and games. Why does the weather app NEED to be in full screen on a 1920x1080 23" LCD? Can I just check the weather without giving up every inch of screen real estate?
Look, I get it, the tablet market is killing Microsoft, and they want to be a "fun" OS like OSX, they want to be more than a workhorse OS. That stupid TV add with the dancers snapping on a keyboard is proof enough that they've lost their ****ing minds. Hey, thanks for showing me how the surface tablet is great for having a friend come over and attach my keyboard by doing a double backflip!!! But really just tell how to close the full screen apps... Remember, when Microsoft used to bitch about Apples ads, and their lack of content? Pepperidge Farms does... (sorry couldn't resist)
same guy... can you sit through this?
Now that was a lot tougher to sit through than the first video!
Windows 8 is a flawed experience. Some of the design decisions, like choosing not to show a better tutorial, are truly mystifying. If you aren't a user willing to experiment and read, you'll probably be overwhelmed.
But it is not unusable.
It is very usable, in fact, I use it almost exactly like I use Windows 7. Except now I get faster boot, better battery management, cloud sync, and a few Metro apps I may or may not use. I don't feel a need to go back to Windows 7 when Windows 7 is just a click of the Desktop tile away.
Funny, my W7 desktop boots just 3 seconds slower than W8, has no battery, doesn't sync with clouds and having a full screen metro app running on the 23" 1920x1080 is too stupid to really even try. You can't change the font... wait and let that sink in... YOU CAN NOT CHANGE THE FONT... what would seem like the most basic of user preferences for a desktop OS is hidden in the registry. You have to hack the registry to change the font, it just blows my mind. Honestly, for me that was the last straw, I know it sounds completely lame, but for some reason that pushed me over the top. I had to test several 3rd party Start Menu replacements, hack the reg to change the Window borders, try decor8 to make simple changes to the Start Screen, and then I found the font thing and just said screw this it's too much WORK to make it useable for ME. I'm the only one using my desktop, I'm the only one who matters. I hope you enjoy W8 and it makes your computing life better, but I can't get past the limitations they placed on the look and feel of it.
Now, I did like the new ribbon, the file transfers, and the task manager, but it wasn't enough to make me continue to make sacrifices to use it.