I like having Windows 8 on the new laptops with SSD's because it boots from off in less than 10 seconds. Windows 7 is about 17 on the same hardware. And 8 brings up the network much faster, you can fingerprint logon without having to hit CTRL-ALT-DEL. All these things add up to a faster logon, faster network access and a faster experience overall.
That is absolutely right.If they can get away with the slap in the face start button going to metro what is next?
There was a time I thought they may try and get their existing user base on board.
That is a good indication MS have decided to double down their efforts to back door monetise the consumers.
Many will see it as an insult. MS must be fully aware of that.
"Abuse of power" -huh? We're still discussing a computer operating system here right? Hyperbolic much?
This debate reminds me of the angst in the Star Wars fanbase. People actually went quite mental over what they saw as George Lucas ruining the Star Wars saga. They forgot a very important detail though: Star Wars belonged to Lucas, it was his creation to do with as he pleased.
Last I checked Windows belongs to Microsoft. Altering in a way you don't like is not an "abuse of power", its a design choice. You can debate whether its a good or bad choice, but to suggest that Microsoft has somehow wronged people or done an evil thing is hyperbolic and childish.
Its a button, get over it. Or stick with 7 maybe.
WarningLet's keep this discussion friendly shall we.
I like Windows 8. It has a start screen and Apps if I want them BUT I DON'T, SO I DON'T USE THEM.
When I first got Windows 8 I deleted all the Apps I would never use. I've never used the App store. If I download anything it is always a desktop version. Other than this I can't see the difference between 7 & 8. 8 is slightly faster perhaps.
As I said - I like Windows 8; I also liked Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows ME and Windows 95. I probably would have liked Windows 3.1 as well but never got to try it.