Vyralize: It looks like Windows 8 may be another failure for Microsoft after the latest metrics show a plateau effect at the end of November 2013.
And again they do not listen the customers. what is so hard to implement a simple interface like win 7 for desktops? is like they are forcing people to this kind of design.
I agree that Desktop users should get a win 7 like interface option. Regardless, Win 8 is just outright fabulous for touchscreen devices. Got a Lumia 1020 and Surface and dayum its just perfect. Not Android or iOS come close to Win 8.1 os. I understand what they are trying to do by making all their devices use some form of the same OS and make it easy for developers and consumers to seamlessly transition from one to another but the DESKTOP VERSION should have the option.
People who like the metro Ui are a minority. Typical Microsoft trying to force consumers to use crappy products. Just waiting for the day when direct X or some new game can only play on windows 8 to force people to buy. Reminds me of halo 2 and vista.
While ever they refuse to acknowledge that the whole Metro UI is a ****show and their customers want the start MENU back it will stay that way.
I love windows 8. I updated to 8.1 and now with betters app on the store, I love the UI notifications. It boots up noticeably faster and this is from a person who has an SSD.
It's not that much different, in my opinion. Except for the fact that my wireless adapter will no longer work. I'm going to go back to Windows 7.
8.1 was a little better than 8.0. But give people who bought their software a second option. I don't like it. All my apps are on desktop mode, I have no need for metro. I have a search bar on the task bar.
Its like they are trying to reinvent the wheel. They should have just made a different OS for touch pads and be done with it.
I just don't like that the metro ui is forced. A better idea would've been to offer two choices; the former and current desktop ui & functionality. Why couldn't they have given people a choice? To me, it's like being told to ride a motorcycle when in fact I prefer the cozy interior of a car.
The metro ui is not forced. You dont have to use any metro apps or even the start screen. There are plenty of replacement start menus on the market. But if I'm honest I've found my self using more and more metro apps on my work laptop now there are good tools like vnc, remote desktop etc and the new multi tasking. For me windows 8 new start screen is far better than the start menu as you can pin any thing to it and set it how you want where you could not do this with the start menu.
It is forced. You can't disable it, it's where you start off when you reboot the computer, and it's either spam my desktop with my app icons so I can get to them quickly or I have to search for them through Metro UI which is annoying as heck. Some programs don't show up with the search option so when you get into the habit of using it a lot then you forget that certain things like services.msc don't show up so then you back out of the menus to control panel to open it wasting some time. And also why does the quick search function open the metro UI? It shouldn't have to back out of desktop mode. Microsoft thinks adding more menus is what people want. Look at what Steam does. They have a separate completely not in your face option to use a menu more designed for controllers if you want to. Windows 8 has an interface designed for tablets and instead of being set on the side for those that actually want it they try to make people use it. Why when I launch music it by default opens up metro UI for a crappy music player? I'm in desktop mode. I don't need to be taken out of desktop mode. No one plays music on a computer and just stares at the screen. We play it so we can resume activity on the desktop. Sure there are apps that help fix some things but they take down your performance. I have a great laptop, it plays games awesome but the processor is still a little slow. 5-10% usage for a start menu program from a third party is not ideal for that and sometimes they get buggy from my experience and I end up having to go through task manager to exit its entire process and then many of them take a little bit of time to get settled. It's just not ideal. Microsoft has no vision or perspective. Even if they do it's not with the focus on the consumers experience.
Windows 8 user interface is good for multi media devices (like the xbox one) and mobile/tablet devices. But it seems off for desktop users.
get XP, jump Vista, get 7, jump 8. lol they found a pattern to make their software.
its because vista,and windows 8 are betas for the real OS
Hey! I resent that as vista user. lol But yeah... it was pretty rough till the second service pack & a multitude of updates ironed most of the notable (to me) kinks away. Gateway MT6706 2008
The only thing I'm missing is a proper start button.. Everything else you can set up so it feels like a bit faster windows 7. Why are people complaining about the metro UI if you don't have to use it? I agree that it doesn't work for basic PC or laptops but if you can just ignore it why is it so bad..
It seems faster because its a fresh install. Any new OS will do that. People like choice and forcing people to use metro sucks. If I want to do a search for a program what do I have to use? That's right metro. What happens at startup? That's metro. Metro is at the core of windows 8, don't deny it. I absolubtely hate it, reverted to windows 7.
You can set it up so your PC will boot up straight to desktop. The search is just one bar on the side and works just as good as before, maybe better.. And windows 8.1 is faster, maybe very slightly but it is..
Win7 + SSD = WIN
and yet, Win 8 with SSD is so much faster.
The illusion of a fresh install.
Hah, no. I've been running Windows 8 since release, which is pretty much the longest I've ever gone without formating. It is a much faster OS than Win7 is. The boot times are greatly improved, it is more stable, as has been proven by many studies. It is certainly a great OS under the hood. People's complaints are mainly about the interface. The OS itself is amazing. The best Windows has ever been.
I have had Windows 8, now 8.1 for about a year now and as a professional videographer and avid gamer, even across 4 monitors, I don't mind it at all. My biggest annoyance is getting my mouse cursor snagged in a sticky corner for a moment from time to time. Tiles for non windows 8 apps look clean and are easy to organize. Much more so than having a ton of desktop icons or task bar icons or start menu icons. Short cuts like right clicking the start menu to access essential menus like control panel, disk management, file explorer, etc., are great. The worst part about it is the windows store and windows 8 desktop and mobile apps—they are all pretty awful if they work at all. The only one I wish I could use is PC Gamer digital magazine, but it won't even install. The Email app is great though.
For me, its either Win 9 or Win 7. Win 8 = Vista #2
I haven't touched Windows in 5 years after setting up my PC with: Gentoo Linux + Xfce4 + steam overlay + playonlinux Now that Valve is backing Linux as a platform, I really hope other developers follow suite and create their apps using open standards.
Props to you, I haven't touched Linux since CIS 101... nearly ten years ago. Kinda wished I kept with it. smh
I like win7 as compared to 8
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