I dont see how the basic functionality can exist without there being a start list (what we have now is abomination, see the picture). or if you use it, see your computer.thesilentman said:The basic functionality of the Windows Desktop is still there. Windows 8 will still allow you to install applications like LibreOffice, Steam, BitTorrent, and other open source, free applications. It's just the implications of the Windows Store making MS seem more like Apple with each passing day.
And the fact that you said that Windows 8 treats people like idiots shows me that you haven't tried the OS. Go to MS' site, grab the Release Preview and at least try it in a VM. Windows 8, in my opinion, strikes a balance between idiot-proofing and letting the user have choices. It's just hidden under the funny interface known as Metro.
Maybe it is a balance between choice and idiot-proofing for you. that only puts you on the idiot side. for smart users it is far from being open enough.
Seriuosly, noone uses bittorrent now. that program is awful. but i get your point. and yes, peopel can install it, as long as microsoft fancies licensing them. oh your trying to run our office out of business? no license for you, bye bye to all your users. MS is know to have pulled this type of stuff before. giving them the tools to do that is the worst thing in OS industry.
you go on a lengthy explanation of how you find it comfortable, forgetting to mention that this can be as easily done on the windows 7 and thus this is the betterment of your settings, not of different OS. Or are you one of those people that dont know how to change anything? that would fit with suspicion a bit more to the top of the post.Okay. Now explain why.
Say you like to keep a lot of things on your desk. a guy comes in and puts a heavy object on the desk that leaves no space for you to put other things. the result is that you are forced to keep less things on your desk. the guy is praising the heavy object for being there not allowing how to have more things on the desk. i dont see this as an advantage.Uh, that's distortion right there. If it works for him, calm down. If it doesn't work for you, relax and don't use it.