Novocaine wrote:Going to throw this on the laptop and see how it fairs. I doubt I'll be buying Win8 as it stands; as yet it doesn't really add anything I need over 7, but I would like to try it out.
ashman1991 wrote:I'm just wondering how big a percent of Microsoft's profits/income come from corporate organisations.
PalZer0 wrote:Had a play with the consumer preview in VirtualBox and I have to say that first impressions were bad for me.
1. Half of the Metro apps don't work in Australia. The Xbox Live app and sample games are the main sticking points for me (and possibly a lot of gamers).
Are you serious? This is a preview, of course most of the 'apps' won't work.
2. I had to fiddle around to find out how to shut down Windows. What use is hiding away the shut down/restart features?
This is kind of fair enough. Although this isn't just a new computer OS, it's a big change (aesthetically)
3. No Start button on the desktop and no obvious way to enable it. This is going to be a real concern for many as having a Start button is what they're used to.
4. A personal gripe for me but I didn't like the boot logo. Fish blowing bubbles? Who thought that was a good idea?
5. The Metro interface itself is a really stupid thing to force down our throats. I have a Windows phone for that already and don't want it on my desktop PC.
Do you even understand what Windows 8 is trying to do?
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