And the idea of a "Vista apologist" is completely moronic.
"Oh this car has terrible handling"
A new version of the car comes out with better handling
"Oh this is much better, I quite like this now, it's great" "Stop being an apologist, it's shit because the previous one was shit despite the fact they fixed the problem"
Your analogy makes my sound logic seem silly. I don't think we disagree, but let me explain.
Let's say Honda released a car model every year that had issues for a few months with each release. Then Honda, in 2014, releases a car that is fine on launch.
Up until 2014, I think you are perfectly in your right to think that Honda cars are all shit. Sure, they might not explode when you put it in drive, but if you're having issues with EVERY new release, then clearly the manufacturing or QA process isn't refined enough. Is the 2013 model better than the 2012 model? Probably. It might make you think less about the other 2-3 things that you've had to fix in the beginning of the fiscal year, but is the 2013 car really good? Depends how big the issue, of course, but I'd be tempted to answer no.
'Shit' might be too strong of a word, but I don't think the idea that most previous versions of Windows weren't particularly great is that absurd.
I love the new BSOD
people find it dumb downed for people but honestly it is a major improvement from this
I'd prefer w8 BSOD, besides it seems to be a fast method of finding the issue instead of scooting through the uninteresting shit.
I miss the black screen of death that appeared momentarily in some M3 builds.
I think that's a refined criticism. And totally valid too.
Garry's statement applies more to vague shit like 'lol windowz sucks its got so many viruses' or 'lol apple is so overpriced its for faggotsz'. Sure he's not dressing up his words, but he isn't just making vague statements or calling the entire operating shit. I agree with woolio 100%, there is no getting around the fact that Windows 8 shoe-horns a tablet UI onto desktops, and there is unsurprisingly a lot of negative backlash because of it. It completely disregards usability principles; having to hunt around in corners for an invisible button? Do Microsoft actually employ user experience consultants?
First, I would be very surprised if Apple ever decided to mesh together their two operating system interfaces as clunkily as Microsoft have. With the advent of Lion and Mountain Lion, one may argue there is a degree of iOSification in later versions of OSX, but the way in which they're integrating the two is fundamentally different. Take Launchpad, a grid interface of application icons similar to the iOS Homescreen, and about as oversized and useless on desktop monitors as the Metro Start screen on Windows 8 is. The difference between the two implementations? Launchpad is a totally optional function you most likely will never use and can avoid. You start in the desktop, drop into Launchpad and back out to the desktop again once you launch an app, where it's almost the reverse on Windows 8: You start in the start screen, and drop into the Desktop to work with legacy desktop apps, but you'll eventually have to drop back into the start screen to launch something else.
My other problem with this line of argument is it's terrible user interface paradigms like what's present in Windows 8 which does make OSX more user friendly. What they've done with Windows 8 is makes things much more complicated for the average joe, and I would say OSX is easier to use than Windows 8. It's not 'catching up' to OSX's in the race towards ease-of-use, it was just disqualified (if it 'caught up' to OSX it would be easier to use than Windows 7, but it's no doubt going to be harder for the majority of users).
While these videos are totally anecdotal, I think the results are rather telling:
But, I doubt Microsoft will even add back the start button, despite it clearly being needed. I guess only time will tell.
"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid you can't do that."
Anyone try windows 8 server yet still downloading for me
anyone got kies to work? I want my ics update
I formatted the drive. I got tired of how fucking jinky the OS is.
It's already tried to "repair" something that wasn't broken (I think this is common, but still) and my computer just ran a disc check where it compared my discs to my built-in factory image partition, deleted a bunch of shit, un-deleted a bunch of shit, then let me start my Windows 7 partition.
Fuck the instability, this is my only computer and I'm trying to apply for college and scholarships...
Still on Win 8 DP. The beta's on my laptop. I honestly like DP a bit better on my desktop.
Got my first BSOD today.
Scared the bejezus out of me because I was listening to this song and it froze at the drop at 0:47. Sound kept repeating the last .1 second or so from that portion then finally ":(".
Just in case the guide says "Fan Stopped working go do stuff" when the problem you really had was "Kernel error <detail> <Detail>" or something.
pooled storage owns so hard
So I noticed this thing on Microsoft's new IE9 promotional site - http://browseryoulovedtohate.com
Looks kinda neat in my opinion.
Of course, it is not really related to Windows 8, but I like this metro-ish superbar.
This gon be good cant wait for the official release. Ill rub it in my mac loving teachers face and say. can your operating system, do this, download this or play this???? i didn't think so
What did they do to windows server? I like the speed but holy shit they fuck clustered it all half assed. UI wise
I like how it is incorporating alot of virtualization techniques, like being able to install $print server into a VHD instead of on the same DC
Click the Start Button and the taskbar would sweep across the whole screen bringing the Start Screen with it.
Oh well, ideas for Windows 9
Brb, pinning sites to my taskbar with Chrome.