Wonktnod: leviosaurus: Windows 8 adoption is pathetic.And it should be, here's how that works:1. Large swaths of people whine about how horrible "metro" is on desktops/laptops non-stop for months before Windows 8 is released, more vocally than anything we heard about Vista.2. The average consumer reads these complaints, and listens to them deciding to skip Windows 8 (not understanding that "metro" is not the entire OS).3. The same people that wouldn't shut up about "metro" now pat themselves on the back and point at Windows 8's adoption rate is proof they were right.Why is no one buying Windows 8? Among other things, you told them not to.
sure haven't: Why is the desktop a f*cking "app"?
sure haven't: /no one can ever answer why there are TWO internet explorers
Caelistis: People want to be mobile and people want to work in spaces that aren't 5'x5' beige cubes. Most people's "work" involves the use of an office suite, a web browser and possibly a dedicated email client. Your average worker isn't doing development work at all, that's only a very small niche in contrast to the overall workforce. For what they need, a tablet or ultrabook is perfect.
sure haven't: //desktop... is not mobile, and never will be for those who use them for any type of work on earth
farkeruk: Coffee Snob: I just bought a laptop and I am a casual comouter user, meaning internet and email primarilyThe problem is that for "hardcore" users like me, who is often running Visual Studio, SQL Server, Chrome, Fiddler, Notepad++ and who knows what else, it's terrible. I don't want to be taking my focus off half a dozen windows to open an application. So, either people just pin everything to their task bar, or else they pay out $5 for Start8 and get the damn start menu back.
sure haven't: Caelistis: Several people, articles and even a few books have answered this. But just for teh lulz, and in the hopes of someone who actually wants to be educated reads this, it's because one is for touch enabled devices and lives in Metro and the other is the "regular" version which is built for traditional keyboard and mouse and is accessed from the taskbar when you're at the desktop.My Windows 8 machine is a desktop PC, why in the blue f*ck would I ever want to use it as a touch screen enabled device?Further to that, making every program run fullscreen like an "app" is retarded. Changing the default software makes it serviceable, until they take away that ability.
Coffee Snob: I was prepared to hate the OS, but it's really not bad.
Coffee Snob: I just bought a laptop and I am a casual comouter user, meaning internet and email primarily
MightyPez: Back in the day hitting the power button would cut power instantly to the entire machine. Among other things, this could cause issues with the hard drive or information stored in RAM.
The sound of one hand clapping: meanmutton: As far as power down goes, it's kind of weird but the way you do it is by pushing the power button on your computer.I know I'm going to sound like a total noob for asking this, but is that safe? Pushing the power button on a laptop to shut it down. I thought that would class as an unexpected shutdown and might cause any unfinished tasks to fail.
Coffee Snob: I just bought a laptop and I am a casual comouter user, meaning internet and email primarily. It came with Windows 8. I was prepared to hate the OS, but it's really not bad. Having done so much of my computer functions through a smart phone for months, the tiles don't bug me.
MrSteve007: So Win8 is seeing steady growth of about 1/2% of all end user computers every month, already has 3x's the share of *all* versions of Linux, and more users than any one flavor is OSX, and I'm sure we'll hear about how it's an abject failure from the usual crowd.
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