Windows 8 and Server 2012 have now RTMed and as expected the good old UI of desktop and startmenu has been replaced with a (previously called Metro). In their ultimate wisdom Microsoft have left no way to switch back to the old desktop/start menu system, but thanks to various tweaks and tools it is possible… Read more »
So, Windows 8 is coming in late July (October for retail customers). There are no signs that Microsoft will relent provide an option to switch back to the Windows 7 start menu, and instead will force the upon everyone. As a result many of us will undoubtedly stick quite happily with Windows 7, however there… Read more »
In case the Metro UI isn’t enough, Microsoft have admitted 3 more things that should make anyone considering Windows 8 think twice.
Windows 8 looks to have many nice new features, but unfortunately, as I mentioned in a previous post, Microsoft has decided to create a phone/tablet user interface and foist it upon desktop users as well. This wouldn’t be such a problem if Microsoft had left an option to turn the excellent and well established traditional… Read more »
OK, I suspect the title is going to give it away. I downloaded Windows 8 8250 consumer preview today, and almost immediately realised that as it stands I am going to avoid Windows 8 like the plague. As far as I’m concerned the UI changes currently make Windows 8 the worst release of Windows ever… Read more »