Ill admit right up front that I only have a week in with my shiny new (clean install) Windows 8 Desktop so maybe I just have not seen the light yet. I've been in the business since the DOS days. I've seen a lot of new OSs from M$ and so far...this one wins! Its the worst! While I understand the need to make improvements to your product so people will continue to buy new ones, there is a difference between taking something that works and making it better, and taking something that works and making it worse (yeah, seems simple, I know). I use my Win 7 laptop to wirelessly remote into the wired desktop in my home office across my home LAN. Same old hardware and connections, just a new OS. As long as I dont use metro its seems pretty stable, but soon as I start trying to figure out the new user interface, remote desktop starts crashing and losing its connection to the point where its unusable. Was searching last night and while I found lots of people complaining about it, found very few answers. And what is up with IE? Did anyone notice that the IE you launch from your desktop (which looks and feels like IE) is dramatically different from the IE you launch from the broken tiles start page? No controls, full screen only???what a bunch of knuckle heads. And someone please tell me why it was necessary to remove the X to close an app or window? Please explain how its better to make it so difficult to move back and forth between apps or shut something off that your done with???.anybody? And where is my stinking RUN bar?
People grumbled and hated Windows 95. It was a huge paradigm shift from Windows 3.x and everyone hated it. It was too different, they changed too much and I remember friends that are in the computer business saying they "Will never go to Win 95" yeah, we laugh now but back then, it was pretty heated. Time has shown that it was an immense improvement. That said, some OSs were stinkers right from the get go and you could hear the flushing sound early on. Anyone remember Millennia? Ha, yes, I hear that snort of derision. When we went from 98 to Win 2000, no one understood the need for all the changes. Again time has shown that from a systems management point of view Win 2k was a good investment of the effort required to learn the new OS. Then along comes Vista . With Windows 8, it appears that Microsoft has provided a user interface that you have to bypass or work around to use your computer. So far, everything seems like change so we can get some more of your money. I hope time proves me wrong but right now all I can hear is
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