No point in keeping all that rubbish on my HDD, uninstalled and removed for ever.
But it is all right, everything is all right, the struggle is finished. I have won the victory over myself.
I love Windows 8.
BUT overall, Win8 is the best Windows that was released so far, even from a technical point of view, I agree.
I do the daily tasks I did in Win7, all with my desktop applications and the start screen doesn't annoy me as the myths say.
Those who don't agree just stick around on their Win7 installs, it's a solid one, I still use it... and don't tell me that you (still) use XP, cause I do.
Metro is crap and definitely not beautiful. Windows 8 can be refined to make a good OS by hiding/removing the rubbish part.
Metro is for touch and gesture. The traditional desktop is for mouse and keyboard. Windows 8 mixes them both. Use the desktop for your PC (and add Start8 if you want) as no-one is forcing you to use Metro, but please try to understand the relevance of Metro.Microsoft's problem is that if you're trying to transition over to a world where the PC becomes an archaic irrelevancy you have to be bold. And Windows 8 is smack-bang in the middle of that transition. It's neither one thing nor the other for the specific reason that both Old Windows and New Windows are relevant today. Go back ten years, New Windows would be too futuristic and out of kilter with the hardware. Go forward ten years and hardly anyone will be using an OS that looks like Old Windows today. (Well, maybe 20 years.)
It's that fact that we all have to make peace with when thinking about Windows 8. There isn't a better way of making Old Windows and New Windows work together. What Microsoft has come up with is the least-awful way of doing it.
Sorry but Metro is an irrelevance. Serious productive work will never be done on touch. If you can sit close enough to a 26 inch monitor to touch it you damn well can't see it. Touch is for 10 inch tablets which will never be useful for any complex word processing, large spreadsheet, database development, Photoshop or Illustrator graphics, or any other serious work application.
Microsoft have failed to understand why the iPad succeeded where they failed at every attempt to achieve mainstream tablet computing, they still don't which is why they have produced the children's toy interface for the desktop and a PC for a tablet. Wrong wrong wrong.
They have missed the mark on the desktop and the tablet by trying to do both. They have achieved the worst of both worlds by producing Metro, the equivalent of a chocolate fire guard.