Sources: The Seattle Times, CNET
quote: I can't live with a desktop/laptop OS pretending to be a tablet computer
quote: Who wants Windows 7 machines at this point?!
quote: Win 8 is for touch interfaces and content consumption
quote: It takes an extra click to get into desktop mode
quote: No 'Start' menu in the desktop mode
quote: No 'Aero' theme in desktop mode, no rounded windows either
quote: why would anyone choose to use Windows 8 if what they care about is primarily desktop usage
quote: Fixed by http://www.howtogeek.com/118258/login-to-windows-8... or http://www.howtogeek.com/118106/go-directly-to-des... or http://www.7tutorials.com/how-boot-desktop-windows......Solved by a lot of Start Menu third party utils by third parties
quote: Which improves battery life so it's a good thing overall.
quote: Win 7 is the better platform for the typical keyboard-and-mouse interface, particularly if you need to use your system to do any heavy content creation. Win 8 is for touch interfaces and content consumption.
quote: 1. It takes an extra click to get into desktop mode (or registry hack to disable Metro).2. No 'Start' menu in the desktop mode (without registry hack).3. No 'Aero' theme in desktop mode, no rounded windows either.
quote: I suppose you had the same criticism for anyone who preferred XP over Vista?
quote: Um, I do. Probably so does anyone who doesn't have a touch-screen and who also has an understanding of the differences between Win 7 and Win 8.
quote: Best buy had 7 of them on display. Only ONE was Windows 8. The rest were Win 7. I couldn’t believe it. Who wants Windows 7 machines at this point?! To add insult to injury, the one Win 8 machine was not touch screen, but two of the Win 7 models were. WTF?!
quote: the number of apps in a desktop app store is meaningless
quote: the problem with ARM devices like Surface RT is that they lack the raw power to do anything truly productive
quote: if you have to update your anti-virus definitions, and apply the constant stream of Windows Update security flaws, oh and don't forget to defrag your hard drive and clean your Windows Registry
quote: Turn it on, and use it. Simple. No IT geeks required.
quote: Windows x86 tablet is a piss poor answer to a question nobody asked
quote: Support only companies and products that use standard networking protocols, open file formats, open programming API's, and standard hardware. Dump the closed proprietary lock-you-in junk into the rubbish bin
quote: get a life along with the 10s of millions of boys like you who all have a Apple phone and all look the same and have no distinct personality.