Embrace change you serious? I love change. I'm the type that gets bored of a wallpaper after a few days, I love Windows 7 (went from XP to 7), and I do embrace change as I'm on the people that actually like change. I just think Microsoft is going in the wrong direction with Metro UI for desktops, and then mixing it with a touch interface. IMO, keep the 2 separate.
I don't necessarily think that our touch-enabled devices and mouse+keyboard devices need to use different UI's. They both can use the same UI, no need to keep the 2 separate. The same OS, and the same apps on it, same experience, with or without touch. Lesser pressure on developers, lesser complexities for the user too (minus the initial learning curve).
I don't even know what keeps you defending 8...
The new UI made it completely unusable for me. Windows 8 may be a step forward, but step forward to where?
Unless you own a mobile-touch enabled device, you really want the full experience from mature OS, that Windows 7, newest cat picture printed on the Mac box, (not going to favorite any distro here), Ubuntu has. Windows 8 is just a trimmed version of good OS that doesn't bring anything new to the table.
If I wanted Windows tablet device, I would actually rather run iOS,Android, Windows 7 tablet.
can iOS or Android replace your laptop on the go? I don't think so, these tablets aren't quite there yet. I firmly believe that, with Windows 8, the industry is one huge step towards having capable tablets that are able to replace our laptops when we are on the go, because, hey, they both run the same OS, share the same apps, settings, and even files, seamlessly and natively. And it's Windows, it can print!
If you're going to continue to harp on the UI and how it made it "completely unusable" for you (which, by the way, is an obvious exaggeration, try harder next time), then I kinda feel sorry at how superficial your viewpoint is.
That was a senseless comment. WinMatrix already became more than Windows. The more OSes the more people that will be a part of this community.
I really can't wait to get home and test Windows 8. Lol! Reading these Windows 8 topics almost messed me up on my tech exam today. One of the questions was "What's the latest Windows OS?" and Windows 8 was an option. I serious had to ask my teacher what he meant.
From what I've seen in the videos, it's definitely different and I'm seriously glad to see the start menu gone.
I know that WinMatrix is already more than Windows. However, if it becomes a primarily Linux userbase here, then WinMatrix is no longer more than Windows, it would be more than Linux. It would be a fundamental shift of focus for the community here. If this shift of focus happens, I will no longer be interested to be around, it wouldn't make sense as I do not know much about Linux at all. That was what I meant.
Edited by FalseAgent, 01 March 2012 - 09:12 PM.