Don't like the "Modern" UI cause I don't have a touch screen, so I boot directly to the Desktop and use that. Looks and behaves much like Win7 in that mode -- which is OK, for me.
Am running both Win7 and Win8 on the same SSD, and have seen NO improvement in performance (or boot times) of Win8 over Win7 -- so, maybe the performance gain applies to HDD systems.
Only paid $40 for it, and at that price (for the Pro version), it's worth using it just to get the experience and gain some familiarity with it.
Definitely don't like the removal of Aero from the UI as I liked the look of it in Win7 -- but, MS is NOT going to bring that back, so I have to just get used to it.
Main activities at present center around which Start Menu replacement to use -- as I like the menu approach.
I guess, if I was using a touch screen tablet, or a Surface, I would be "wowed" by Win8 -- but I'm not.
True, but one should not hijack threads just to rant and not give any details as to why. Ranting for the sake of ranting should be considered spam, especially when trying to hijack threads such as this one.
Not having a good Windows 8 experience? That's fine, tell us why in a respectful civil manner and maybe the W8F community can help make it better.
Asking how someone's Windows 8 experience is going is asking for the subjective, personal, emotional impact it has on them. It is not asking for a logical analysis of why it impacts that way. So a person is not ranting or raving, but simply expressing their feelings in terms ranging from mild to strong language.
If I ask someone how chocolate impacts on them, they could say anything from "Yuk" to "Bliss". They don't have to give a chemical analysis of the consituents of chocolate and how they chemically react with their taste buds and how the nerves convey the taste sensations to the brain.
Of if I asked someone what their experience was of a roller coaster ride, their response could range from "wild", "terrifyiing", "adrenalin rush" "never again", "lets go again". You wouldn't expect them to cite various laws of physics and gravity to show the centrifugal, centripetal forces in play, and why the sheer stress factor was beyong the safety limits of the holding bolts ... unless they were a public health inspector.
In short they tell how the experience impacted on them ... in their words, not yours!
These are dictionary definitions:
Experience: 1) The totality of a person's perceptions, feelings, and memories. 2) To be emotionally or aesthetically moved by; feel.
Rant: 1) Violent or extravagant speech or writing. 2) To utter or express with violence or extravagance
Saying something seems dumb to the beholder is neither violent nor extravagant. It's just how they see it.
Calling someone a raver or ranter publically is inciteful to violence because it is insulting. So lets ban the people who accuse others of ranting.
Rave: 1) To speak wildly, irrationally, or incoherently. 2) To speak or write with wild enthusiasm.
On the basis of the second parameter we'd have to ban Cokey, who is the bastion of the Win8 forum. Perish the thought. Love him or hate him, his enthusiasm is infectious.
Last edited by Mustang; 07 Dec 2012 at 13:54.
WarningLet's keep this a friendly on topic discussion shall we.
Must be something in the air today Brink,...and it isn't Christmas cheer...
some do find certain elements very frustrating.
i'm no exception to that either...
I like it.
Chrome doesn't work well with Windows 8, but Firefox does.
Metro is sweet.
I do think that everything should be Metro or everything should be Aero. Right now it feels like having two OSes in one.