I still am having trouble convincing people to give 8 a try, they don't understand that the desktop is still there, when they look at the Tiles-> they run! Then they ask me to install Windows 7.
But as far as I'm concerned, I love Windows 8, the desktop - It's a huge improvement for me despite losing the transparency. I hate to say but most people are like me, they have no use for the Start Screen.
Now, I realize there is that "Split Screen" mode where you can have two tiles running at once, but that's not enough. If we are to get full use of Tile apps, then these tiles should stay TSR until shut down. When I move from one to the other, I should not have to wait for them to reload each time.
what are the major number of complaints?
Yet, the system runs fine and is perfectly usable with Keyboard and Mouse and touch
Most people I have talk to have heard how horrible Win8 is, but haven't even given it much more than a glance
because of that, Win8 has gotten a bad rap from others who just don't like it, or don't want to like it.
There is no good reason not to buy a PC with Win8 on it. Not one good reason.
You can just as easily say, The vast majority of people don't actually know if they want a PC (Windows Laptop or Tablet) with touch or not.
Think about it... if things went the other way, you would be saying the same thing. I can say, that is a fact.
Try doing it with the interface for a couple of years only and then come back and say how you feel. I can say with confidence, you won't. Or, you will say it doesn't matter, cause you learned the new way of doing it and it works just fine for you.
Because by that time, that is what you will be used to doing.
It has a lot less to do with the interface and everything with what we are used to.
I would love to use the Modern/Metro interface exclusively.
But it is not, nor do I believe it will EVER BE ready for prime time.
Let me pose a question about a simple OS task using the Modern interface.
How do I browse hidden folders?
Didn't think so :(
So when the answers to these simple BASIC questions are....IT CAN'T BE DONE,
complaints follow. The main 'complaint?' being....don't release ALPHA software.
The Modern interface is ALPHA software....thus far.
Modern/Metro should not have shipped [or should have shipped separately as a tablet OS]
until it mirrored the feature set of the Desktop OS.
I've no complaints about 8 Desktop OS or Blue Desktop OS, other than the
deprecation of some of the older features that shipped with Windows 7.
Microsoft did a great job on the DESKTOP OS.
Nope, not tired at all.
I was called over by my neighbor over the weekend because her home desktop PC had been having some issues and she knew that I worked on computers for a living.
Long story short, I believe that her computer had been hit by some drive by malware and it wreaked havoc on the system in general. She ended up taking it to a local computer shop who diagnosed her with a failing hard drive as well as so many problems with Windows that a reinstall of the OS was in order. She went ahead and did this, and when she had problems immediately after getting home she called me over.
So, in talking with her, she was offered Windows 8 by the computer shop, but she declined as she had "read so many bad things about it". This is pretty sad, as she doesn't really know much about computers at all, and the computer shop didn't try to argue with her quick assessment at all. Instead, they went ahead and installed "vista" back onto the machine...which is what it had right from the factory.
So, while many of us might be tired of hearing about what consumers want and what they don't want...the bottom line is that Microsoft is missing out on sales because of perception. As I explained to my neighbor, with a few key changes you could make Windows 8 look and run just like 7 (or Vista). But even then, there are aspects that some might find annoying, like some settings in the Charms bar with other settings in the Control Panel. These complaints, to me, are justifiable since they do impact the users and so many do seem to care about them.
At the end of the day, I think Windows 8 is a solid system, but I don't remotely use it in it's tablet-esque form, and I don't utilize Metro at all. I've taken measures to work around those "features". Whenever I discuss Windows 8 with friends, family, etc...It's always "windows 8 is fine, but.....". It's always explained with a laundry list of exceptions...so it's far from exceptional as far as I am concerned. I used to wholeheartedly recommend Windows 7 without question.