thumbs up here
Alpha, I have noticed that when I try to do ANYTHING with Metro except runs aps, it switches me to the desktop. Try using the desktop for all your programs and use the Metro only for aps, and that should stop the random switching back and forth.
So far, so good. I quite like the interface myself. Definitely seems more responsive and snappier than 8DP and 8CP.
It's becoming less and less of a problem as I pin more apps to my taskbar. Its just lame, for example, I installed office 2007 and all the shortcuts are Metro tiles. So to launch Outlook I have to go down to the corner and click Start to open Metro. Then click outlook and get bounced back to the desktop. Its the same deal with control panel and other apps unless you pin them to your taskbar. Actually, to be honest, now that I've found a few keyboard shortcut keys I can bypass Metro for most of what I want.
It doesn't seem much different to me.
Still get that infuriating Metro stuff which I don't want.
It would be ok if it was an option - an additional feature, but MS is making a tablet o/s with a sort of vague main interface as an afterthought.
Metro is probably ok on a small device that is just being used for consuming content.
However, they have to compete with Apple in that arena - I would be surprised if MS can get much more than 10-15% market share.
At the same time, they have got nothing to offer their existing 1.5 billion users.
On the contrary, the handling of this has pissed off a significant proportion of existing customers.
W8 is still a no go on my desktop.
Still getting random freezes requiring a hard reset (which also screws with my 7 installation) and blue screens when shutting down+restarting due to my sound drivers. (which are extremely unlikely to be 'Officially" fixed. Gonna try some modded drivers and cross my fingers)
Laptop is fine, but the Dev, CP and RP have never played nice with my desktop *sigh*
Metro Metro Metro Metro
I've read it too many times by now...
but the rest of Win8 seems to be better than Win7.
It would be interesting to hear from someone that is actually running it on a Windows tablet. For me a tablet would be a convenience item. I'd browse the web, do some e-mail, listen to music and maybe watch some videos. I wouldn't be doing spread sheets, or anything else that would be keyboard intensive. The thing is it doesn't seem like there are a lot of Windows tablets on the go. Everything is Android or Crapple. I think most people, like me, are trying it on a desktop or laptop. IMHO no touch screen = poor user experience. It almost seems jekyll and hyde to me. It can't make up its mind if its a desktop OS or Tablet OS, and I think its going to suffer on both platforms as a result.