You are entitled to a point of view that Windows 8 is not fit for purpose. I think it is.
Let's not forget the product is named "Windows" for a reason. Metro doesn't do windows. I see no reason why MS chose to restrict Metro to full screen only on a desktop. It would have made it a lot simpler for everyone.
And from my experience thus far, it doesn't make very good use of multiple monitors. That is, I cannot run a Metro app on each screen. I realize.... "it's a transitional OS", but there is no good reason it can't do that. Which ever screen I open Metro on, the other shows me half of my desktop. If I open Metro on the other screen, it moves to it rather than open a new instance of it.
OT but I checked out Ravio. All their Google apps have a paid version so it doesn't look like they have given up on selling it. Besides, they are a game company. Notoriously difficult market to break in to. They've done better than most.
Puget Systems Provides Inside Look at Windows 8 vs 7 Sales | Maximum PCPuget Systems says PC buyers are "reluctant" to step up to Windows 8.
Puget posted a graph reflecting the sales disparity between the two OSes, and since the day Windows 8 launched, it's been bouncing back and forth between about 10 percent and 20 percent of total sales.
"The lack of substantial spike in initial Windows 8 sales shows that our customers are reluctant to wade into the waters of Microsoft’s newest operating system," Puget says.
In addition, Puget believes "the removal of the Start menu is a deal breaker for many," and though there are ways around that, we can understand it being a turnoff for some users.
one clever fellow used alt-f4
none of them found the actual power off switch in the charms bar/settings/power...why on earth would you look that far into something just to switch it off?
while i have issues with how apps are displayed and restrictive and can't be resized at the users descretion i have no real problems with the o/s.
it just doesn't feel that open and well windows like, it feels like i'm being told how to use my pc all of a sudden and perhaps that's why i'm not in a rush to put it on my main pc.
Why on earth would you prohibit them from pressing the power button? That's how you're SUPPOSED to turn it off.
That's simply not true. Pressing the power button will gracefully shut down your computer, as it has since at least Windows 98 (Assuming you had an ATX motherboard and not an older AT style). Try it.