boo_radley:"I can't tell you what Windows 8 will be like, but Windows 9 will surely be amazing."
Also, THE DAMN THING NOW HAS COMMERCIALS. The second time you start it there will be a full-screen unskippable video clip advertising something! At the bottom of the screen will be a white subtitle along the lines of "This app is free because of our sponsor." This is in the OFFICIAL, Microsoft Studios-provided app.
Yes! Finally! I've been saying this for ages! Vista really wasn't that bad. It was no fucking WindowME, that's for sure. I used it on a variety of computers for years, and didn't notice anything beyond the normal background level of Microsoft annoyance, but now everyone is all "LOL Vista RIGHT?". I've come to assume everyone's just saying that to lend support the "one good version, one bad version" narrative.
I think those people hated it because they had to interact with UAC so much. It's a fine idea, but (I hear) the prompts got to be maddening. --JHarris
Oh we UNDERSTOOD UAC. We just hated it. Win 7 struck the right balance between security and insanity. -- John Kenneth Fisher
JHarris: My switch to linux started with a dual-boot setup, and ended when I realized that reduced software support on the Linux side was far less of a problem than the continual maintenance to keep the windows side alive and virus-free. To this day when I work on windows machines I'm amazed that people put up with the kind of software failures that seem to come up so constantly, with such a paucity of error messages to help correct them. (Or, for that matter, actual routes to fix things. I can understand the logic: Why bother putting in robust error reporting if there's no way to actually get under the hood? and random registry-editing, et al, is a lame excuse for under the hood.) I just shake my head and think, 'you actually live like this?'
-The requirement for a 'trusted platform', making alternatives more difficult to install
-The requirement for all Metro software apps to be bought through the rent-seeking Microsoft Store
"I am an inappropriate, sexist, vulgar, and embarrassing person and I'm not inclined to change my behavior. If this is a problem, you will need to find another job," he said.
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