Good point about every app opening full screen. When I first read about beta version of IE10, that's what the Microsoft blurbs on it were bragging about. The first full screen browser. Why would I want that? So I hesitated.
It wasn't until I read a comment that you might not even notice the difference, with IE10 on a PC, that I downloaded and installed it. Still can't figure out why this nonsense about being a full screen browser. All browsers can be full screen, if you click the full screen icon. Big whoop.
Perhaps most objections on Win8 fall in the same category. They are mostly based on poor advertizing and marketing decisions by Microsoft. Not on the actual product.
I have used windows 8. I just don't see any productivity improvement from touch on a 15in screen laptop. Sure I have and can learn the new OS. But what is the point of paying MS for new software and learning new software for no meaningful benefit.
That I this is the crux of the problem
Well ok, they decide to put the metro ui firs.
Press Windows_key + d and you are in desktop mode. You can run whatever you want there.
Even Norton commander if you are old school.
What's wrong with that ?
Maybe it's just that people can'spend one minute to figure it out and Microsoft should have added a banner at the top of the start screen:
PRESS WINDOWS_KEY + D to go to desktop mode,
PRESS WINDOWS_KEY to go back to start screen
Ok I need to understand.
What do you ate about it ?
I am NOT a Microsoft addict. I also use Linux, FreeBSD and others but I can't understand what's wrong with windows 8.
I personally installed it yesterday and love it.
Yes it does.
See my comment to Duane.
You press Windows_key+d and you are in desktop mode....
Windows_key put you back on start menu.
I have been using windows 7 for more than 2 years and I love windows 8.
I have installed all my windows 7 apps.
Works just better.
I don't understand what all this bs is about.
I think most people don't even have a windows 8 install...