With the last release of Windows 8, Microsoft decided the need to remove most of its legacy coding, including that which is the start menu. I feel Microsoft's push for full metro themes is more than ridiculous,its designed for tablets and not for desktop users, who want to productively get work done, not stare at pastel colored tiles, Microsoft decided to take down most of the Windows 7/Vista Gadgets as, to help developers focus on Windows 8 metro apps. When I'm using Windows 8, I feel like they're purposely slowing down productivity to the point where its like wearing mittens and trying to type blind folded. I see how Microsoft is attempting to get into the tablet market, which it more or less started to begin with, but I feel like after they put in the start menu in 1995, which made the OS so great and easy to use, now they making it so that its idiot proof and people who can actually use a computer and not have to deal with a start menu which is now big and bulky and inefficient where right now it is sleek and compact. AM I the only one so perturbed by Microsoft's efforts to completely ruin their OS and how they're forcing us to upgrade, and how their "upgrade" is actually a downgrade in most aspects.
asked Jun 27 '12 at 12:41
its no longer a PC desktop envoronment Microsoft is not supporting that no more AND don't be suprised in the next big up date atfer its release to see it no longer even avable on new lap tops or desktop tops that are still out there..
they are moving o n the days of windows is OVER has been for a while ...
by 2017 I see any computer with a microsoft being by special order only unless its on a device produced by micorosoft.. as far as win 7 goes they plan on supporting that for bussiness untill 2020 then comes to an end ..
dell, lenovo, asus, acer and such have deals with ubuntu and android , Hp is putting its future with webOS and open os .. 5% more of these machine will be sold out of the box with linux then the last year and increasing even more each year for the next 5 years at this point as far as I have been hearing ..
even thought there are still a more then a few computer companies out there today of the top 10 HP is the manufactures more then 2/3 of them and HP has had there lap top and desk top manufaturing shut down now for nearly a year they are not restarting these lines the desk top and lap top are all but dead what you buy today at best buy staples and such were manufatured between 2006 and 2010 and had win7 updated on them they are clearing ware house all over of new old stock once there gone its all note book ultra book and tablet ..
this is why I been telling people all along mirosoft is not doing this to just upset you or to shoot them self in the foot since it became rich just selling windows to manufacturers or any such thing windows 8 metro a tablet OS and the windows surface I believe was there only hope to continue as anything but a office software manufacturer Period lose all position in the market in some way it had shank so much with the way things are moving it was time to move with the times or say goodbye become part of the past ..
The truth is most people will bitch and moan about it for a little while and then they'll realize that not much has truly changed.
Using Windows 8 on a daily basis I can say that almost none of my habits have changed at all. I still use the desktop for most of my work. I originally thought the start screen was a bit of a pain but I'm starting to grow more and more used to it. Some things really just work as live tiles, not everything, but some things. Besides whenever I needed a program on 7 I just searched for it anyway so not much has changed there, Now I just do it via that screen (actually a lot better because of the organizational options). As before I still have most of my frequently used programs pinned to the taskbar also.
Besides it really is noticeably faster. So the majority of people will get used to it because for the majority of people it really isn't all that dramatic of a change. Sure you might have to interact with Metro a little but 90% of the time it'll be by choice not because you have to.
answered Jun 27 '12 at 21:04