Originally Posted by KieX
Been using Windows 8 from my TechNet subscription for a while on my work PC and although I see no real benefit over Windows 7 it's not as bad as people say. Namely:
- Yes Metro is annoying and pointless. But you really don't spend any time there.
- No start button! Seriously.. it is a lot faster to hit the windows button on your keyboard and type the first letter of the software you want to start. Hell, this works like Ubuntu's unity HUD, I think it's better than drag-click on a button anyway.
- No more aero. After a few days.. it really didn't matter.
8 is not as bad as generalised. But it's certainly not worth any extra cash.
I'll concede the computer restarting without my permission to install updates when I'm in the middle of a work report is a serious drawback.
gotta change that in windows updates, thats one of the first things i do to windows is mess with power properties and windows updates, if need be services
Originally Posted by Derek12
There are some ways to make 8 look the same (or similar) as 7, though it does need to spend some time. I believe MS will make sooner or later a quick option to switch over Metro & Classic or at least a patch... That radical UI change need time and MS should do gradually.
ya definitely release a update to put back the UI that was in the Early RC versions. I mean looking at going from Windows 3.1 - 95 there wasnt too drastic of a change in the UI