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Windows 8 seems to be a touchy subject these days... have you taken the plunge?

Windows Users: Have you upgraded to Windows 8?
  • Yes, I bought a new PC/Tablet with Windows 8 pre-loaded (122 votes)
  • Yes, I upgraded my existing machine(s) to Windows 8 (3,396 votes)
  • I haven't upgraded to Windows 8 yet, but I plan on doing so in the future (646 votes)
  • I currently have no plans to upgrade to Windows 8 whatsoever; I'm sticking with XP/Vista/Windows 7 (2,713 votes)
  • I'm still undecided on Windows 8, and haven't made any decisions on upgrading (665 votes)

  • 7,542 total votes

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RE: My 0.02
By Belard on 11/19/2012 9:09:43 AM , Rating: 2
Its a crappy UI design.

I see Metro working for novices. If all you do is facebook, youtube and browse a few web sites... Win8 may do okay.

For any real techie who wants to use his computer HIS way... its pure crap. What I'm doing NOW on my Win7 desktop *IS* completely impossible under METRO.

And do understand... the goal is to kill Windows, replace it with METRO in 3~5 years.

I'm about done with Win8 on my notebook, going to install LinuxMint and re-learn how to use a non-MS OS.

The Start Screen is very NON-customizable. And its... rather ugly. The desktop is ugly. The concept is ugly.

And as we see... Dell was stupid enough to think that WIN 8 would generate PC sales?!

Unless you are doing keyboard short-cuts, with a regular desktop computer or notebook... it takes more effort to move the mouse all over the screen to do the same thing compare to Win7. The whole thing is stupid. Metro could have been made to run on top of the desktop (like regular windows apps) and have a metro strip along the side...

THEN the LIVE-TILES would have been FUNCTIONAL! All that live-tile stuff is rendered useless since YOU CAN'T see them when in desktop or running an metro-APP. The system tray in Win7 tells you things... as do the tasks buttons on the task-bar.

MS / Win8 = fail.

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