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Windows 8 Thread, Switching to Windows 8 in Technical; Originally Posted by Sheridan Yawn. So if you have used Windows 8 thoroughly and find it has many issues on ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheridan View Post
    Yawn. So if you have used Windows 8 thoroughly and find it has many issues on your network, you're stuck in the past?

    I've used 8 a lot here, it has too many issues for us to put onto the network as yet. Home use is fine though - but it only really works when combined with a touchscreen and even then the metro gui feels like an afterthought. Just about every app I use opens up on the windows 7 desktop anyway!
    then fine but the vast majority of complaints can be summed up in 2 words "metro sux" or "wheres my start menu". IMO it works fine with keyboard and mouse granted its optimized for touch but iots hardly bad with a mouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    then fine but the vast majority of complaints can be summed up in 2 words "metro sux" or "wheres my start menu". IMO it works fine with keyboard and mouse granted its optimized for touch but iots hardly bad with a mouse
    My biggest beef is not that MS tried to do something new with the Metro interface, its that they came up with a half cocked UI. Either they should have fully commited to a new UI, or split Windows 8 into a home (tablet etc) version and a 'business' version that is more akin to Win7.

    Imagine if the Metro UI was the only interface, and the OS was properly designed around that? That would have been much better - but only if MS provided the group policy management to put this out in the business/education world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheridan View Post
    My biggest beef is not that MS tried to do something new with the Metro interface, its that they came up with a half cocked UI. Either they should have fully commited to a new UI, or split Windows 8 into a home (tablet etc) version and a 'business' version that is more akin to Win7.

    Imagine if the Metro UI was the only interface, and the OS was properly designed around that? That would have been much better - but only if MS provided the group policy management to put this out in the business/education world.
    8.1 solves a lot of that and i suspect i will be deploying that to some pcs as soon as i can get it from volume license downloads non beta versions

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