Geeks Have Landed: Opinion piece on why I won't be buying windows 8, and discussing the potential problems with the upcoming operating system.
Good don't buy it, no one is forcing you too. I too doubt I will get it for my desktop, but if I eventually get a tablet or new phone I am open to giving it a shot if it truly proves to be a more complete OS on mobile devices.
Yeah I think it will definitely be more suited to tablets and mobiles.
Sounds more like laziness then actual reasons why its not a good operating system.
Maybe, I have been using the dev preview since September though, I'd say that's a fair chance. I have never once said it wasn't a good operating system, it's just not to my liking.
Well this is his choice but I am using W8 on my none touch work laptop and so far I really like it it is faster to find apps than on any other Windows OS and it is very easy to use. It also seems to run faster than my laptop did with Windows 7. I really like the design of the new Metro US its clean and fresh. Yes it is different to all other OS systems but Windows and many other OS systems have been the same since Windows 95 and it is time for a change and I think Windows 8 is a change MS needed for the tablet market but they have also made it work for the desktop as well. I am a big fan of Android tablets and love my Xoom but with the limits it has I will be getting a Windows tablet for home as it has no limits and I will be upgrading my Work Laptop to the full os as for me anyway this is the best OS ive used and I have used a lot over the years.
I really like the idea of it on a tablet or phone, I think it would be awesome and unlike any other tablet OS. I really like the design, but for me it doesn't work as effectively as the current desktop. Mind you, I haven't tried it with an actual mouse, just the touchpad on my laptop. I might give it a go.
I agree with you about the phone and tablet side. I have a htc titan and imo it is the best mobile os on the market not because im a fan boy but because of the way it works. Its as simple to use as an iphone but offers less drawbacks like android so it is a middle ground os on what both android and ios offer. As for tablets i see windows 8 working alot better on a tablet then android or ios because it's a full os not a mobile os. As for using it with a mouse i have also not found anyproblems with how it works once you get the hang on how to use it becasue you need to not see it as a windows os from the past as it is not but so far ive not had any problems with it. A few years ago i started looking and using Linux as my main os as windows vista was a mess and ms looked like they were going no where but since windows 7 ms have really started to show what they are about again in the computing market and at this moment in time i dont see anyone bringing out better software for there platforms than Microsoft and over the next 10 years i see them becoming the big boys again.
what microsoft should do is offer 2 flavors. a Business, ultimate and professional and home and such. business is standard stock windows. everything else gives you preferences to if you want to stay at default or try out metro. Microsoft I dont know what you are doing but hopefully it comes out well.
I'm not sold on the tiles, but as long as there's no bloatware in them I don't think I would mind. I don't know about everyone else on here, but I don't want Cut the fucking Rope anywhere on my laptop, let alone right on my desktop.
windows 8 is awesome, i dont understand the hate, yes there are some changes to the main windows and it takes a good 30 minutes to get comfortable with it but once you do its no different then windows 7 with a new layer added which will help those with touch and tablets. over all its very snappy and responsive, the main windows section works just like it did before but there are changes you need to familiarize yourself with first since something are placed elsewhere now, other then that its great
Well here are my 2 cents. It's great that Windows 8 can boot up much faster now and the filing system has improved. My gripe however is the efficiency of using the OS. I find it annoying that I have to always drag up the lock screen than just logging in, it feels like a gimmick to me for desktop and more suited for tablets. I've been trying to look on the OS to see if there was a personalization option to start right away on the desktop screen, there isn't. Then there's the fact that I have to wait for the settings to pop up in order to shut down the PC instead of performing 2 simple clicks. Sure they might seem like very small complaints, but it's the combination of these complaints that kind of bring down the experience. I'm not saying MS should get rid of this concept, but I would definitely like some more personalization options to change things around to my liking. It all just seems too gimmicky to me at this moment. Right now, Windows 8 is pretty much a faster version of Windows 7 with some extra twists. However, given my financial situation, I don't think it's worth the extra $150 just for significantly less boot up time. But hey, everyone has different tastes/needs.
ill get it and ill get another windows phone becuase they're awesome. then hopefully the next xbox will also be integrated in with them. if i could have my phone, xbox, desktop, and laptop unified that would be awesome!!!
I have to agree with you here if you look at what ms offer as a package noone else can come close. Windows 8, xbox, kinect, bing, office, skydrive, zune pass, windows phone, home server 2011, sbs 2011, exchange, windows live, hotmail, lync xbox live sharepoint, office 365 and more. Microsoft are now starting to do what they should of done along time ago and make everything work together and work well. I really do hope ms start to show off zune pass alot more as i think alot of people would move from itunes to zune pass as £8.99 a month for unlimited music beats anything else on the market at the moment.
agreed with everything esp the zune pass. i find it unbeleivable how many people use itunes when they could get une pass. its prob the best deal ive ever gotten. i download like 2-3 albums a day lol
well you dont have to drag it up, i think you can click it and it goes away, but i do get what your saying, they still can improve some things, i also dont like how when you go to the bottom corner to pop up the start button or top left corner to open up apps or windows, that if you move your cursor they close to fast, it takes a little getting used to so they need to fix that. for a preview its not bad at all and for a attempt at marrying old windows with new tiles i think they did a pretty good job, the whole experience is smoother in general but it does needs some things ironed out for sure. it took me 15 minutes to figure out how to restart the system, it took me 10 minutes to figure out where eveyrthing went that used to be in the start bar etc.. things like that should be much easier to find for users of windows. I appreciate them adding the new features, I appreciate the new tile system, I DONT appreciate taking things away or moving them around where old users have to relearn things. what is truly impressive is its start up time, its blazing fast, you dont even notice it, its FAST, not instant but much faster then ever before
I agree completely, btw I noticed that when you make the start tile pop up, you just have to move the move the cursor along the edge for it to stay on, otherwise it will disappear if you try to click on the picture. I won't complain though, I'm sure they can address this issue, if they don't for the final release, then I will.
Metro UI looks ugly, I don't like it, MS should consider bringing back the old-theme format of windows desktop.
Google download and install "Vistart" then read http://www.wiztechie.com/20... And you have a working solution without scrapping metro. There is always a solution so stop crying.
great link, you see you can now have the best of both worlds.
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