Does Windows 8's Three-month Report Card Read Pass Or Fail?
Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:18 AM
If you want a new Windows computer, you won't have a choice.
The only other choices you have are tablets, Linux, Mac OSX.
Most people don't need anything more than a tablet.
They read emails, they surf, that's about it.
So if you don't like Windows 8, don't buy it.
Looks like you won't be alone in that decision...
Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:06 AM
For usability problems alone, especially on existing, non-touch hardware, the OS deserves a D or D+ if not worse.
How do you expect the child to change his study habits if you don't grade him fairly?
MS clearly needs to study harder. Perhaps by next semester it will have done so, and issued users an upgrade offering users the choice of full Metro UI, or alternately, Start Button and Boot-Direct-To-Desktop plus full Aero Windows (i.e., Windows 7 Plus) UI.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:17 AM
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:37 AM
I am a big fan of Windows 8! I like the two desktops, I have from the first beta release. Embrace flexibility. The metro live tiles are great, like reading your dashboard -- everything is there for a quick scan.
Windows 8 is so much faster to boot and load apps. Updated mouse/trackpad drivers bring swipe gestures that were only available on the tablet.
I do admit the Start Button removal was inconvenient, but dock apps and replace menu systems fill the void. I really like POKKI.
Microsoft is not a tee-shirt and flipflops kind of corporate culture -- they never have been. They've made mistakes like Vista, BOB and a few other retail nightmares, but they understand their core customers.
What's good for IBM err Microsoft is good for all.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:53 AM
The original Mac computer was logical and then Microsoft "borrowed" that logic with its Windows operating system. Fine. It worked. Used both platforms for years. No complaints from one OS to the next.
Windows 8 throws all that logic out the window -- so to speak -- by hiding everything -- even in the email client. She keeps asking, "How do I forward an email?"
Multiply that question by a thousand similar ones (how do I reboot? Shut down? Do this? Do that?) and you will have a pretty good idea what my life has been like since Windows 8 entered our house.
I'm keeping Windows 7 on my laptop and sticking with my iPhone. No Windows 8 smartphone, tablet or laptop for me. I give Windows 8 an "F."
Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:57 AM
FAIL, FAIL, FAIL.
Windows 8 is the worst OS I have ever used in 20 years.
It is very poorly designed, very irritating to use, and its Achillis heel is that stupid Microsoft failed miserably by trying to appease both type of users, all current key/mouse users, and future touch users. They should have designed 2 completely separate versions.
I hope that the new Windows 9 that Microsoft is rushing to release ASAP as they know that many users hate Windows 8 will be a properly designed OS and will be superior to the abysmal Windows 8.
Windows 8 belongs in the garbage.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:12 AM
Well, the Windows 8 disaster that myself and ten thousand other analysts and testers have been predicting for over six months has now been confirmed. Windows 8 is doing only 1/3 as well compared to when Windows 7 and Vista came out. And guess what? PC sales as a whole are NOT 3 times worse as in those two previous cases, so it's completely bogus to be claiming that a slump in PC sales is to blame. And besides, hasn't Microsoft and all of their "partners" been claiming that Windows 8 was just the thing to turn that PC slump around? Kind of ironic that now they're trying to blame the PC slump for bad Windows 8 performance, don't you think?
Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:17 AM
So not true. You can buy all the Dell Latitudes and Optixplexes you want with WIndows 7 Pro pre-loaded. In fact, that's the default OS. Dell would go out of business if they attempted to offer only Windows 8 to the enterprise and government and they know it. Dell learned from the Vista fiasco when they drank a REALLY big glass of the Microsoft Kool-Aid. Now they're drinking just a few sips, as it's only their consumer customers Dell insists on screwing over with Windows 8.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:20 AM
This is no different than other Windows upgrades. There is a little learning curve but it’s over in a day and you move on. I have no use for RT and the apps in the Windows App Store is very immature. Think of Win 8 as a starting point for a new branch in Windows development. It will improve in short order. I am a 63 year old retired IT guy and I’ve been through the same hysterics with Windows 3, 2000, XP, … The press always over reacts. Take them with a large grain of salt.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:20 AM
Now that's hilarious! Pretty much a give away that you're one of the army of paid MicroShills posting on the Internet trying to pretend like they are real customers who JUST LOVE Windows 8.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:26 AM
Sure you did. No problem at all in finding Windows 8 drivers for such an ancient laptop, hey? I've seen this exact same claim posted ad nauseum. And it's a completely ridicuous lie. Just another one of a plethora of bogus claims about Windows 8 being posted by legions of paid MicroShills who post this garbage in response to anyone who detests using the excrable Windows 8.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:43 AM
Duh! I wonder why?
Clearly it is to keep the anti MS warriors guessing - which leaves them with the task of coming up with new fanbio type comments of doom and gloom every time.
But they have run out of new comments. It's all same old - same old.
I wonder why the fanboi churnalists are not commenting on the lack of anything new from Apple in the last couple of years and their falling share price?
Simple: they just keep beating up the opposition and praying the iPhone 6 will be at least be slightly different to the last couple of models.....
I wish Apple WOULD come up with something innovative - then the fanbois will have something to cheer about - instead of knit-picking at the opposition.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:51 AM
Everything I said is true. I was a CIO for a chemical company for years and have no affiliation with Microsoft. In addition to office, I loaded several large non-Microsoft apps as well.
You obviously have no hard data and no objectivity. I don't lie and I'm nobody's shill.
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