And so it begins.
Like with the xboxone, not interested. Quite happy with win7 and have no intentions whatsoever to try win8 or any version of win8.
I have Windows 8.0, but only because I did not know better. Or I should say, I should have known better... There was clearly enough writing on the wall and well advance warnings, but I figured it was the usual "I hate M$" talk that usually follows a release.
Windows 8.0 isn't exactly as bad as people made it out to be. Sure I had to install, Classic Shell, to bring back my start menu. And I could easily overlook that, but overall I feel its a waste of money. And their new and improved verification program, has already made me look for away to bypass it on another computer.
I'm using Windows 8 on 2 PC's, Windows 7 on another, but they all have Ubuntu for dual boot. And with all my games on Steam moving to Linux or Linux back port... It's becoming less and less required of me to keep Windows.
Even my business apps, such as office have alternatives which run on Linux & keep the formatting between the two without issue. pdf files have long been supported to make, edit, and save on Linux as well.
Windows 8.1 is where they plan on adding a subscription service. They've not exactly been forth coming on details on that. However, with all the bad press they received with xBox One, maybe they'll wise up and not include it.
But this is Microsoft and so I'm not exactly having much trust or faith in them right now....
I'm not seeing myself or anyone logically paying a subscription to use the operating system and thus paying a monthly or yearly subscription to be using my own computer, which I own.
You are right, it is worse...but there is just no words that can describe how bad it is without sounding like an anti M$ troll.It's not perfect, but it's not as bad as it's made out to be...
Dearest Shelley, you clearly have no idea what you're talking about. It is as clear as day that Microsoft intends to appeal to hipsters who have made a mass exodus to Apple and Apple only products because Microsoft has become square. Microsoft represents the average man. Whether that man be an American businessman or a twit on the M4 driving his Audi.
Like the guy on the left?
Windows 8 hate is pretty much unfounded. It's basically Win 7 with the same but updated kernel, a metro ui that you can disable and a missing start button that you can add back by yourself. There is just no sane reason to hate on Win 8.