For your 'edumacation', I've been using Windows 8 since it came on sale (and tried the pre-versions), I detest the new interface and use Classic Shell to completely avoid that abortion of an interface. I do not want to work with two 24" mobile phone screens (in landscape mode) when using my computer. There is no future for the new interface on a desktop, it died at birth but Microsoft doesn't realise it.
Also, this right here is a HUGE peeve of mine.
"Microsoft didn't design Windows 8 for me!"
Really? You disable the service in Windows that reports back usage metrics for them to improve certain UI features or remove certain UI features and such, and expect THEM to listen to YOU, when you disable CIP right off the bat?! That is the MOST absurd and rather selfish thing I've ever heard in my life. You LITERALLY have no opinion on the changes on Windows 8 whether you like them or not if you had CIP disabled previously. No opinion whatsoever! That's how THEY listen to YOU! They don't go and read each bloody thread on their Microsoft Support Forums about people suggesting things or complaining, they use that data to find things out; such as it is useless to keep Media Center when people with Windows 7 only opened for less than a few minutes and never opened it up again. Is it worth keeping that in Windows 8? Not really! It is waste of time and effort to be complaining publically on public forums about Windows 8, and then turn around to say you INTENTIALLY refused to send menial bits of usage metrics to Microsoft to extrapolate on that was later used to design Windows 8!
It just leaves me speechless to read or hear about people whining about Windows 8 and then later find out that they disable CIP. That is simply arrogant, ignorant, and self righteous. Who are they to be complaining about something they didn't even have any input to begin with?
Tell me, exactly what does Microsoft glean from people participating in the CIP?"Microsoft didn't design Windows 8 for me!"
And you're saying that Microsoft doesn't have anyone reading and compiling what people say on Microsoft Support Forums? If not, then clearly they don't read anything else on the internet. That beggars belief, as most major companies have huge data mining faculties that constantly scour the internet for key words in order to find out what customers think of their products. Just one example: Nestlé employs online comment watchers to monitor social media.
No wonder Microsoft is where it's at, it's living in a cocoon where it gets no input from the rest of the world, relying just on computer data (whatever that my be) collected via the CIP (if enabled).
this is getting BORING now -- people obviously work at their desks in different ways -- and @COKE ROBOT - some people who use computers don't WORK AT DESKS AT ALL for any length of time- so please don't say "Touch is the future" -- If you really believe this --then I suggest you take a trip with me on my next visit to the volcano and put your fingers on some of the sensors where the temperature could be around 800 deg C. !!!.
Let's get back to PROPER discussions -- seeing Ray8 vs Coke Robot is like trying to solve the age old mechanics problem -- what happens when an Irresistible Force meets an Unmoveable block.