Source: The Verge
quote: More likeWindows 95... Good!Windows 98... Awesome!Windows Me... Also Awesome.... when properly configured.Windows NT... OKWindows 2k... Great!Windows XP... Awesome!Windows Vista... Good... after SP2Windows 7... Best!Windows 8... Epic Failure!! Seriously? WTF were they thinking?Windows 9... Potential failure!
quote: Interesting thing is, MS was warned repeatedly about the changes during the dev preview but chose not only to ignore the input, but actually took measures to stop the workarounds that people were coming up with (mostly ways to rebuild the start menu).
quote: there is nothing stopping the average user from switching to Windows 8
quote: I love Windows 7 more than Windows 9 and it's not even out yet.
quote: Go configure Windows Update to "Download updates but ask me before installing" and now it revolves entirely around your schedule. You choose when to update, you choose when to reboot. no nags, no prompts, no zombie reboots, no losing work.
quote: Microsoft insists that critical updates be restarted with no option to restart manually on your own time and sched. So the computer will restart on its own if you are not at your computer to tell it "no" or if your computer happens to be asleep when the postponed restart time comes around.
quote: It's a big problem in the OS.
quote: Shutdown Notifications Applications with a window and message queue receive shutdown notifications through the WM_QUERYENDSESSION and WM_ENDSESSION messages... Blocking Shutdown If an application must block a potential system shutdown, it can call the ShutdownBlockReasonCreate function.