weekend hacker wrote:I uninstalled it the other day. Its fast I'll give you that but I don't really like the interface. Where you see sleek I see shit, and to add to the insult its almost as if anything that could actually benefit from this type of interface doesn't use it.
I've been testing for a couple of months and besides games often crashing and the horrible interface its okay but totally not worth replacing my debian and especially not if I have to pay for it(I like to have a totally legit OS).
So those that are ridiculing win8.. they're right. Those that are loving it.. they're also right.
But both are right in totally different ways.
Are... are you me? This. Fucking everything about this I love. You get me, man. <3
fashizzlepop wrote:c3nt, have you tried using Metro (I think it's called something else now)? I thought that it was going to be a disaster at first as well, but after using it it grows on you. Besides, you only have to *rarely* use it. Most work is still done on the desktop (which is faster then win7) and Metro is only used as a replacement for the start menu. The best part is it's faster and smarter than the old start menu.
Yup, I'm running Windows 8 right now and have been using it for the better part of two months now. This weekend I'm switching back to Linux. Not because I love Linux that much, but because I hate the new Windows that much. The thing is, that it isn't quicker... At all. Yes, the code may be more efficient and updated, and it may technically run faster, but it takes me FAR longer to find and launch an application than it ever did before. Even when I memorize their spots on the 'start' screen, it still takes me longer than the old start menu. Besides, I never once sat at my computer and thought, "Gee, this start menu takes more than half a millisecond to load, they should fix that".
I find a decent correlation between Windows 8 and Windows 7 can also be applied to Unity, and Gnome 2. Unity technically
can be used faster, but that doesn't mean that it is for people not used to it. If someone has used Gnome 2 for 17+ years, and then is forced to use Unity, they're going to be slow as fuck at it.
As UEFI, what's the problem with that? The point of it is to prevent rootkits and it does a very good job of it. It doesn't always necessarily mean that you are locked into windows. It means that you *know* there is a secure pass between BIOS and your OS.
No, you're right, it doesn't mean I'm locked into Windows. It just means that they made it damn hard to do anything besides run Windows. It's like trying to write a server with the basic C library; you can do it, but it's going to be a bitch. (Thank God people in charge of Linux distros already figured out their way around it.)
fashizzlepop wrote:Of course developing on windows or using the CLI is still just as bad as before, but of course most people don't use it for that. For what people *do* usually use it for, it does well.
Windows always ran games and looked up porn well; they didn't need to "reinvent" their interface to improve the experience.
fashizzlepop wrote:That's just my opinion of course and I don't mean to be a know it all, I truly appreciate other views on this. I just feel like *everyone* who hates win8 hasn't even given it any chance.