Gnieus, on 11 February 2013 - 19:36, said:
But what we're your initial reactions? I just can't seem to think people automatically thought that Windows 8 wasn't going to be popular among desktop users. I remember seeing it and thinking "wow, I can't wait for Windows 8".
That was about right for most people. Then Microsoft removed the start menu. It was about then when they ****ed a lot of users off. It's understandable why Microsoft have done it. They needed people to get in on the idea of apps for Windows for their ecosystem they've created to fight off the likes of Apple and Google's Marketplaces/stores on the mobile platforms.
Unfortunately for Microsoft they're using their desktop users as a quick way to enforce and create a user-base.
I personally do like Windows 8, even with the forced (and somewhat broken app ecosystem/setup we have). All the under the hood tweaks make it so much faster.
My first impressions of Windows 8 was a bit weird since I didn't see a reason why we needed a new version after Windows 7, and Microsoft as always trying to hide what the final look was going to be meant it was always going to up in the air with the final design, and its proved it self with the removal of the start menu but no way to remove the rest of the classic desktop system.