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I agree that the new Metro UI is optimized and designed for touchpads and tablets.
I also feel similar about the new O.S.
Luckily I bough win8 pro in the offer at about $60.00, so I didn`t pay the new price.
I really hate the way ms follows.
Apple -for instance- has Mac for desktop, iPad for tablet etc.
Why Microsoft can`t have 2-3 fully-integrated O.S.?
Always updates "that can fix an issue", repair toolkits, refresh by loosing all your purchased desktop apps, need to pay for repair etc.
That`s enough. I had Vista (awful experience), then Windows 8 preview (it was in good way), but the final is awful.
First of all, "Windows 8 is not Windows", as I read in a blog and I agree with it.
Secondly, they launched the product without having it finished.
The PC Settings is almost useless, the Metro UI requires explorer.exe to run.
The desktop is set to the background, as a simple app, after all those years being the basic interface.
Windows Explorer is more easily affected by other processes and I feel like being controlled by the computer, not that I am the controller.
No there are 2 UIs. That`s horrible.
I think I `ll get back to WinVista or start using Linux or follow Apple`s vision.
Ahh, to don`t forget: Microsoft has no data and info organized to be accessible from people who are interested. Everybody should think again about Microsoft Windows.
There may be technologies and features, but by affecting the Desktop UI they `ll gone.
Desktop can`t leave this way.
And Windows 8.1 will not fix this.
If they want a single O.S, they should give you the option to Choose:
1. Desktop UI, where even Windows Store apps will be optimized for Desktop
2. Metro UI, for those who need the new UI
3. Both Desktop & Metro, similar to Windows 8/8.1preview
Of course no bugs or other stupid cases designed to let you "pay more to do less", or other Microsoft strategies, like win repair kit etc.
Microsoft should know how to support what they do and fix the problems they design and promote.
They present a secure, stable, customizable product and you run on a stupid, harmful, time-loss operating system.
I don`t understand what they think they save when many customers are getting disappointed of changes like "they read our comments and try to improve windows", when we get even more disappointed of what we get.
For me, Windows means: I can always control my pc, I have to repair issues myself, updates & "fixes", Desktop, optimization.
Windows 8 means: NO WINDOWS, Useless, Stupid and unorganized, no-completed, just pay to lose or "Great to do less", even more troubles, "improved features" etc.
It`s horrible enough to make sb very angry about what Microsoft promotes: Controlled environment, controlling you and your feelings. Where is the smooth corners around windows? where now are the | final, imposing corners.
Why the new UI is around boxes and lines, no circles or the false "3D" StartScreen background?
It shows an end, that what you see, ends here. They may help privacy and security between you and Microsoft, because they want to get your info themselves. No other costs.
Promoting sth spectacular when it is a stupid thing you can replace by sth more stable.
For example, microsoftstore.com is hosted by a third-party company. Doesn`t Microsoft have enough employees to set it up by itself? No external costs.
I believe that Microsoft should discuss and choose where to focus. Touch or Desktop or both (optional), Personalization, Optimization, Administration, Full-Access or just personalization, controlled-access, Windows or Metro?.
They should focus on one platform (or more) IF THEY CAN SUPPORT FULL-FEATURES FOR ALL PLATFORMS. For example, if I need Desktop, they should set up a mode of Windows Apps which will run on Desktop. WinStore etc. will be fully-available.
If I need Metro, they should make all features and advantages of Desktop available to Metro.
On the other hand, If I want to use both, they should make a runtime environment like Windows 8 available.
And if they want to succeed they should provide you the interface option from the Setup.
For me, this would be the best choice.
A stable, flexible Windows 7 interface running as Windows 8, a complete Metro -touch-optimized experience- interface and a Desktop-Metro option, the way Windows 8.1 preview does.
I know that Microsoft is close-code developer and can`t work like freeware (as Linux), but can offer too many advantages to Windows because provides full-access to the administrator of a PC. and that`s why Microsoft succeeded. If they publish fully-completed products(like WinXP, Win7) they can be the best. But when I buy Windows Vista, Windows 8 I can`t stand it. A horrible experience just because not completed!
Microsoft hears, but doesn`t understand. They should focus on all of our posts and opinions to offer to us -the Windows users and fans- the best experience if they really want to have us waiting outside the shops to buy a new Microsoft product.
It`s true that Microsoft knows how to offer a great service, and when to do it, but they don`t. They push to us incomplete projects. It`s a shame Microsoft goes this way. They should wake up their minds and see what`s new. Not if a smartphone O.S. can run bot on PC, tablet or phone!
They should get a "screenshot" of others: Apple has one Desktop UI and others for iPad, iPhone etc.
Why Windows should be useless for Desktops? After a vision of 20+ years Mouse, Keyboards and Desktop gets out? The option of the 3 different UI designs would be the best option for me, but I feel like they `re turning on a way "Windows are dead. Tiles destroyed their power provider and people "must" get addicted/digitalized to follow the new era. Looks horrible that who? Microsoft doesn`t offer what it should. It never did. They just got on top without doing more.
Microsoft, hear us. We are using what you do. We know something.
I also used to like any of Microsoft`s releases because they weren`t as controlled as others.
With Windows Desktop I could get organized more easily, without being controlled from the O.S., or even worst from the company`s strategy, without knowing were my data could been. Windows 8 is not completed, published just to show Microsoft if they could succeed in controlling their customers and create a completely tracking system. We don`t know what`s getting around and it`s a shame showing this after Windows 7!
They should have not changed the UI for PCs and tablets. If they wanted Metro, they could follow Windows Phone. Now, they want to connect Phone to PC! How is that possible?
The same O.S. running on 4inch and offers not as many as a PC of 15+inch can now support both? How is that happening?
I `ll give a try to Windows 8.1 for entertainment, and that`s because I have PAYED THIS DISASTER.
And, I `ll turn to Linux for work. It`s free and offers no less than a PC of Microsoft. When you pay, you need more, no less.
They should improve their policies, otherwise I see Windows sold for free, creating an other software, similar to Linux`s releases.
They must improve what they have. We know Microsoft and we buy Microsoft. That`s the point they focus on. They present sth great, modern and you see the useless and stupid Vista. Again Windows8.
Only Windows XP, Windows 7 were complete O.S. with what we need from Microsoft: No security tracking what we do, no 2nd UI, experience Windows and not "Windows".
I am now downloading Ubuntu, Xubuntu etc. to see what fits my purposes.
Ahh, even further, Ubuntu can be installed in external hard drives, USB`s in all editions.
also, they run from the installation media, without affecting the system.
More features with less equipment, without the need of buying and buying new devices with heavy costs.
Pay for Windows Enterprise, has more features!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
See, Microsoft has opened Stores again for "Windows 8.1 devices" after opening "Windows 8 devices".
The same vision, buy and buy. You like it, buy it. You don`t like it, buy it. No comments, not accepted.
What else? Aren`t all these enough to make sb change his mind about Microsoft?????