I get giggles every time I read posts from these "I am an expert, only my opinion matters, my opinion is a fact" geeks. To keep the fun coming I even took a couple of them back from my ignore list, it's more fun to read their posts than let the system hide them from me.
Windows 8 / 8.1 a failure? A version of Windows which already has double the users worldwide than combined versions of the 13 year old OS X, yet Mac and its parent Apple are considered an established, good operating system and a good business. Windows 8 / 8.1 has doubled its share in one year, OS X got a bit over 10% increase in same time.
I am not willing to call an OS on fifth of all computers worldwide a failure.
As much as I am not a fan of windows 8 gaudiness and do indeed prefer the simplicity of xp over even seven or eight I also enjoy the "experts" saying that 8 was/is a failure. *cough* 10 is interesting and could do with a little cleanup and luckily it seems pretty customizable. I had driver and memory issues with 8 from the gitgo on an OEM Lenovo laptop that drove me crazy to no end. Even after a hard drive change and clean install of 8 it was sluggish and unresponsive. I know it was a driver issue as once seven was loaded it ran just fine. It has ten on it now with i7 8gb mem and 1tb dual boot with 7. The speed of the ten alone is worth the upgrade. It loads twice as fast as 7 and 3 times faster than 8 and is ready to go as soon as the screen loads. I am impressed. To me it harkens to the old Vista/7 comparisons as 7 isn't all that different than vista in the looks or feel department. 10 is a big departure from the 8 look in some aspects but not in others. The speed man it's the Speed that truly makes me like it. Looking forward to it's release.
P.S. I am not an "Expert" although I do have a store / repair facility and sell / fix a few dozen pc's a week. Including Windows, Linux and the other unmentionable company *snort*.
Sorry for hijacking your post there Kari I just love the response you had.
My last post seems to have been deleted....
I guess what I should ask you is what exactly do you use a computer for?
Correct me if I'm wrong. You tried a few Modern apps in 8RP like Mail, Calendar, etc., so you decided then you didn't like them. I'll assure you they've come along way.
No one shoved it down your throat as others mentioned. And how long are you going to hold a grudge? Geez. Itís been over two years now.Given its relative failure, seems quite a few share my opinion.
Perhaps if they had given more of a choice, allow folks an easier time running them side by side, folks may have been more tolerant. I'm sure I would have. But, alas, they tried to ram it down our throats as a fait accompli....
And that type of arrogance just pisses people off.
OK, so you donít like the look. There are third party personalization programs for that. Have you looked at any Start Screen threads all? Hereís one to start with. Very unique. Post your Start Screen! - Page 17I know some people do like the metro style, I get that.
But to me, I find the tiles just look freakin childish. Sorry, but that is just my personal opinion on how they appear to me.
BTW, I think icons are absolutely boring. I call them iconosaurs.