Skip to comments.Microsoft Fan Says: 'Windows 8 Is A Disaster In Every Sense Of The Word'
Posted on 02/11/2014 1:11:44 PM PST by lbryce
One of Microsoft's strongest supporters took a good, hard look at the soon-to-be released next version of Windows 8, which could arrive in April, and threw his hands up in frustration.
The new version is called Windows 8 Update 1, and it includes a number of small changes, mostly minor tweaks.
These tweaks try to fix some of the complaints people still had about Windows 8. But blogger Paul Thurrott of the influential Windows blog Supersite for Windows says they really just make Windows 8 more difficult to use, especially on a tablet.
He took Microsoft to task, writing:
Windows 8 is a disaster in every sense of the word. This is not open to debate, is not part of some cute imaginary world where everyone's opinion is equally valid or whatever. Windows 8 is a disaster. Period.
Theres no reason to rehash the long list of complaints users have about Windows 8. We can summarize them: Windows 8 is not well designed. It's not easy to use.
While the idea behind it was good a two-in-one device that melds a PC with a table in practice, it's "a mess" Thurrott says, because it's really two operating systems, mobile and desktop, fused together unnaturally like a Frankenstein's monster."
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Windows 8 is a Disaster So Massive, Its Gravitational Field Is Actually Attracting Other Disasters From Every Corner Of The Galaxy So That They Spiral In On Redmond, Washington, Threatening To Turn That Medium-Sized Town Into A Veritable Black Hole Of Disaster For The Entire Universe.
And I like Winders 8 just fine.
I have gotten used to Windows 8. At first I was horrified.
I liked the 8.1 update. LOL
Yeah. I think the self described experts just like to have something to whine about.
What you said!!!
My first description was as follows:
take every cutesy thing to have ever come from the internet. Take every unlabeled icon ever invented. Take what works from the Iphone. Take a bucket of red paint, blue paint, and yellow paint. Chew it all up, swallow, the vomit the results on your desktop. That’s how much sense it makes.
Windows 8 only sucks if you have to use it. Microsoft is like Republicans. Just when something starts going right and they figure out how to do something well, the screw it all up and ruin it for themselves.
Microsoft has a lot to learn about user-friendliness.
I’ve using Windows 8.1 for several months for a variety of productive uses, and it works quite well for me. The touch screen can sometimes be easier to use than the mouse or the touch pad. And file searching is also easier. But it’s only an incremental upgrade over Windows 7.
It IS a disaster. It can make people long for the days of Vista or even Windows ME.
They are basically trying to take an OS that works for a mobile device and throw it onto a desktop. I couldn’t imagine deploying it far and wide onto a corporate network. There would be zero productivity, and a mutiny against the IT department.
I hate it...
give me back XP..
my old computer was dying that’s why I had to get a new one..
“melds a PC with a table”???
Windows 8 was designed by somebody high up in Apple’s management team, it had to be!
Some puter stores wised up and started selling putters with windows 7 again.
“Ive using Windows 8.1 for several months for a variety of productive uses, and it works quite well for me.”
On a laptop?
I recently had a user with an 8.1 Machine.
They travelled quite a bit, so they had a bunch of wireless profiles floating in there from various hotels, restaurants, airports, customer sites, etc.
Unless you can connect to those access points, you can’t delete them through the GUI. You have to go into the file system and delete the information, or use command line tools to accomplish the same thing.
When they needed an new PC, Windows 8 has driven everyone I know to Apple.
I ain’t a geek but it works fine for me too.
Another day, another hit from the sufferers of Microsoft Derangement Syndrome...and the usual clown car of Linux Zealots, Apple fanboys, and people that are on XP.
For all of us Win 8 users we usually get to hear how impossible it is for us to use an OS that we are all currently using just fine. And how self-proclaimed computer gurus cant figure out how to use an OS that is 99% the same as Windows 7.