And when Blue does come out and hopefully has the fixes, I'm stuck with Pro OEM and currently over a GB of updates. Sheeeeessshhh! They need SP1 now. What a total schmozzle.
Way back in the early issues I frequently stated that W8 was the SP needed for W7, but they used it to promote their one OS for all platforms.Originally Posted by labeeman
It's always been all about marketing. Not about customer care. A cheap shot promotional that was doomed from it's inception. Lets hope the pumps start working again on the Titanic! Then we can all come back aboard from the life boats.
Here's what I said:
You really need to rethink Windows 8:
1. Allow users to chose the desktop UI rather than the Metro UI, It should be either/or, not both.
2. Allow UAC to be completely turned off, so at least users can add start up programs.
3. Fix the widespread problem with joysticks. Search the Internet if you don't believe me.
4. Bring back F8 for Safe Mode. After I installed Windows 8, my video card died which was unrelated. Without a UEFI BIOS, it took me over two hours to get my system up and running in VGA mode. The repair/recovery loop is a disaster.
5. Allow users to easily turn off all the features with one click, of what used to be called Aero in Windows 7.
I've hacked my way around all these annoyances, but why should I have to do that? Sadly, Windows 8 could have been a nice upgrade, basically Windows 7 SP 2. Unfortunately, it was an accident waiting to happen and a real disappointment.
A loyal Windows customer since version 3.1.
At first, I was no fan of the ribbon. But since they implemented it in more and more components, I find the ribbon useful. Going from e.g. Word to Powerpoint and Paint, etc. is a lot easier now than before. The ribbons are not exactly the same, but there are enough common elements that I can easily orient myself.
Other products like Libre Office adopted the ribbon too - not the same, but similar. Even in those I can find my way a lot easier now. The other day I made my first Impress (the Libre Office PowerPoint equivalent) picture show and had no problem doing that in no time.
Last edited by whs; 07 Mar 2013 at 20:03.
Sort of.What troubles me is they knew what the issues were before they released Windows 8 thinking that advertising would fix everything.
I don't think they expected the resistance to be as strong as it is.
It is up to MS what they do next.
- I had good relationships with M'soft back in the days of W'95 working on security issues of that day. They were kind enough to give me a copy of W'98 as a thank you. Now, they ignore you and proceed in their ivory tower. The assumption they make is that we'll all go to tablets, etc. with touch screens and are trying to force us to do so.