You're welcome. ;-)
MS don't care what we say.
We are enthusiasts.
We do things with our machines.
MS are only interested in making an operating system for receiving things.
Jab at a big ugly square and something is sent to you - the consumer.
There are things that need to be improved, but this is a beta build. Why are we tripping out over a beta build? Until the Release Preview, we won't truly get a good slice of cake of what Windows 8 is.
I want to note something here. Many people claim that Windows 8 doesn't work well with a desktop or laptop. Yes it does. You simply use it and learn it's new quirks and new UI. There isn't any genuine hindrance using Windows 8 with a mouse.
Yes, Windows 8 is very touch-centric, but that is the future. Windows 8 is Microsoft's true stake at being relevant in a time where people are ditching the desktop and tower form factors for the mobile alternatives. Five years ago, a laptop couldn't truly challenge a desktop, but we live in different times. We live in times where a tablet form factor is packing an i7 mobile processor, 8 gigs of RAM, and a SSD drive that would give many desktops a run for their money and then some. Windows was there when the desktop PC came out, Windows was there when laptops freed people from their desks, and Windows will be there when people choose touch alternatives.
Change is the only constant in life, one must adapt to it.
It's the thread title which is wrong, the voting choices are obvious.
Reading the posts here and elswhere, I am sure a huge majority of users examining this early release, would vote for the first option. I am sure Gman's intentions are just to urge MS along to at least examine some of the nagging issues. Otherwise we could, if no such urging is presented, end up with a potentional Vista. A fine program, which needed improvement, (from outside third party sources as well!9, and eventually came with Windows 7.
That is absurd.Change is the only constant in life, one must adapt to it
People will change for something better.
They won't change for something worse. ( Unless they don't realise it is going to be worse )
Even with my vote, I hope MS does make an option for those who wish to boot directly into the desktop.
The new os should be customizable so everyone can get it setup the way they want it.
As for the start button, I don't think they will add it back, there are, and will be more, third party apps for that.
I LIKE W8 and have been using it as a main OS for a while now.
I do admit though --while I don't miss the Start menu I don't like the idea of left scrolling 50 KM each time I want to start an new application -- Metro tiles need to be made more customisable for desktop / laptop users -- also Metro apps need to be able to work in Multi-Monitor / Multi window mode too -- on a laptop etc you often want to display say several documents or web sites on your screen -- especially on a large screen.
On a smart phone --fine but a 60 inch plasma monitor has a lot more "Real estate" than a small tablet or smart phone.