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23 August 2012

"Why I'm Uninstalling Windows 8" [More:]This is going to make the reception of Vista look like a bear hug.

site totally breaks my browser (IE8). that says more about Windows I think than any PC gamer rant right there.
posted by lonefrontranger 23 August | 11:37
I should note that's my work browser cos no way in hell would I run Exploder except under extreme duress
posted by lonefrontranger 23 August | 11:38
My work browser is IE 7, believe it or not. It works there. Chrome and Firefox too, of course.
posted by Egg Shen 23 August | 11:42
"I think it may well be easier to alter my own birthday than to edit when itís currently set for in the Windows 8 calendar."

I laughed at this but, really, it's not a joke if an OS can't handle a basic calendar function.

We're still running IE6 at work. And our home-working system only works on computers running XP or older. People who buy a new computer and then want to work from home have to install XP from a CD borrowed from IT for that purpose. I kid you not. Our IT dept are all on Windows 7 and IE8 and have been for ages. Then they get all arsey with us when we complain how crap our computers are.

posted by Senyar 23 August | 11:58
Vista ran great on my laptop when I bought it, but after this one particular update, everything involving a disc read has been somewhere between nuisance to all-out crash inducement. The worst is the start-up black screen of nothingness.
posted by Ardiril 23 August | 12:10
I've been running Win8 in a VM and I agree with everything he said.
posted by arse_hat 23 August | 12:50
Where's the command-line interface?
posted by Eideteker 23 August | 13:22
Use the Winkey+R to open the run bar and then enter cmd.
posted by arse_hat 23 August | 13:33
Curiously, Google results for "windows 8 rtm review" are lousy with DMCA complaint removals.
posted by Egg Shen 23 August | 15:14
As "Win Key" became "Winkey", suddenly everything started to make sense.

Including Microsoft's announcement it was changing its logo to something even less interesting.
posted by oneswellfoop 23 August | 15:16
Windows 7 totally turned me into a Microsoft lover, My current laptop is the first computer in a dozen years that doesn't have a Linux partition on it. I've hit a few glitches but in general it's been a really fast and stable system for me.

Windows 8 is horrible and I have no idea what the hell they're thinking. I thought that Lion, Gnome 3 and Ubuntu's Unity were really bad directions for user interfaces but Win 8 really wins the stupidity crown from the others.
posted by octothorpe 23 August | 15:18
And can I say the the current fetish for full screen apps makes zero fucking sense when you have a 22" monitor sitting on your desk.
posted by octothorpe 23 August | 15:25
Although I have to say that after reading the review, most of the applications he talks about are things I'd never ever use. It would never even occur to me to use IE and I didn't even know that Windows still had native Email or Calendar or messaging applications.
posted by octothorpe 23 August | 15:34
I am so, so glad I went ahead and bought a new desktop recently with Windows 7 installed. It works just fine. Windows 8 didn't look appealing to me even as a concept, and this review makes it clear it is more like a nightmare.

Also, my Ipad2 remains so delightfully functional that I am sure my next laptop will be a Mac Air like the one Elsa adores.
posted by bearwife 23 August | 16:53
I have a Macbook Air, running Mountain Lion and I, too, adore it.

we have Windows 7 now for our work environment and I can confirm that it truly does not suck. Now if only they'd allow us to run Chrome or Firefox instead of IE8 I'd be a happy camper.
posted by lonefrontranger 24 August | 10:15
Well, it certainly sounds like it's going to suck quite a bit, although I disagree with some of the things he says - operating systems should not include functions such as calendar, e-mail etc in my opinion. They should provide a platform for applications rather than bundle them in the Way Windows does. But that's just my opinion.

We also use Windows 7 at work and I actually quite like it, despite not expecting to after experiencing Vista. I'd also love to be able to run Chrome instead of IE7. Oh wait, I can :-). It's bizarre, though, some of the things that IT security people come up with - I can plug an external HDD into my PC and copy anything I want to it, but I have to jump through all sorts of hoops, including opening a Citrix session, to access Gmail and, even then, printing and opening attachments are disabled.
posted by dg 25 August | 19:19
You're lucky you can do that dg. You can't where the mister works. Someone used a USB drive that wasn't the company's and was being escorted out of the office within 10 minutes.
posted by deborah 25 August | 19:57
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