if we go back to Whistler, many disliked that next version (XP) would look so painted and ugly
and naturally Vista followed
I greet skinning with open arms, and think that OS should indeed look more nicer than just plain old gray flat panel look
but there should be line drawn to what is serious and efficient
now comes 8 that turns workstation into child playground
seriously Metro is beginning of crapiness
this move doesn't make user focus on OS and/or how to use it but to most lazy ineffective cluttered UI to which even biggest id*** will praise but still
because its Windows OS that will need HUGE maintainance and thus such user will complain for various stuff as it always goes with windows os...
now many complain how start menu is crap and how this start screen is sooo much better
well who says that start menu's function was even that of start screen in 1st place ?
AFAIK and this goes since 95 era, start menu always showed all installed programs and additional features (accesability, system tools, networking etc...)
start screen does not
and what is even worse its ran upon IE which makes IE again needed to be in core of OS
the next thing they brag about is faster search... doh there were great and better alternatives to this since ~2005
take UltraSearch for example, it reads directly from MFT - no need for databases or indexing or whatnot...
and manipulates with files like you do from within File manager aka Explorer
to me that they make Tablet UI OS for desktop is ridiculous, as much as I hate to say "apple got it right", but they did
Desktop workstation and Tablet deserve separate OS-es, or atleast same OS core with UI that is made for specifically desktop or tablet
now with all this web social bull s*** integrated, the OS concept goes even more worse...
I just couldn't believe when Ballmer on last conference sold all that crap to people how all people he knows are now so "close to him"
how virtual life and life are same
I mean c'mon...
sure technology and OS-es need to evolve but this is not the way...
instead to patch NT holes they have they focus on... well I won't even describe it
Edited by vinifera, 25 January 2012 - 08:43 PM.