aren't you jumping the start line yourself? while you dislike metro that is your choice but you should not try to manipulate others like pebbles into missing out on aspects of windows 8 they may actually want to use and just don't know it yet.
by saying metro is outright crap is actually a personal opinion and not fact as you see it, offering it to him as a choice is what you should have done letting him no the option was there would have been sufficent, instead you pretty much told him his new pc was crap and he doesn't even have it yet, way to let him enjoy christmas.
all posts by me are personal opinions or i'm just arguing for the sake of it just to give the opposing poster something to talk about, i enjoy a good debate but i don't always debate a point that i myself believe in, often times i actually share the posters sentiment just not how they go about delivering said post.
WarningLet's keep this thread civilised, shall we?
i think it quite civil so far ,my wife and i argue much wore than this .lol
All serious work is carried out in proper program's run from the desktop. Do you seriously think there will be a metro version of Creative Suite, Autocad, sony Vegas, Avid or any other professional software. Metro is what is technically called a dead end.
Win 8 is a disaster for computer users, third party apps like ClassicShell make it somewhat useable, but still can not connect the many USB devices (like printers and such) I have on our local network..I think MS is going to have a lot of complaints from customers when they find their brand new printer don't work with WIN8.
XP and WIN7 are good, Vista was also a disaster for other reasons.
WIN8 is only liked by "tablet" users, and in my opinion that's what it is, an OS for a cell phone.
Why can't MS offer 2 "current" OS's....one for users that do development stuff with a lot of file manipulation like XP or WIN7.And one for tablets with the "metro" interface like WIN8 where the focus is on "apps", messaging and pictures..