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Update: September 15th 2011 @ 11:11 ET: Added some more feedback from readers below.

Update: September 17th 2011 @ 7:44 ET: Added more feedback.

168 [Updated] What Do You Like and Dislike About Windows 8?

Yesterday, I put up four questions, which ask you about what you think about Windows 8. Quite promptly someone answered with the response:

“Less of this stupidity. I have not yet left BUILD and you lot seem to be lauding it”

[…]

“As it has not been released whats the point of this? How many beta testers are there?”

Just in case you’re also stuck at some unknown conference and didn’t know the Developer Preview is available, you can find out more about it here. Here’s what some of you said:

Likes…

More likes (updated 9/17@8:44):

“installed easy and regonized all of my hardware with no problems,low on resource consumption.”

“I like native ISO mounting, the restyled Task Manager, and picture passwords.”

“I like metro UI”

“It’s very different from Win7 in how it uses the screen. It takes a while to get used to. After you do, WOW.

“Downloaded and installed the 3.6 GB 64 bit version and am pleasantly surprised with how stable it is. Installed on and old (3 years) Lenovo laptop amd 2 core with 3 GB ram that I usually use for ‘messing about’ with Linux Mint. Have installed Firefox etc, Win 7/Vista Samsung laser printer drivers work and PaintShopPro 9.1 does as well. (I know, old fashioned or what but I like that prog. does everything I need). Definitely runs faster than Win 7 at the moment apart from the disappointingly longish boot time.
At the moment nothing to dislike”

End update.

“I like the styling – especially the lockscreen. The multitasking looks spectacular, and I’m amazed that the system requirements are actually lower than Windows 7. I’m really surprised that it is lighter on resources than 7. I also like the coding aspects (running HTML5 apps on the desktop).”

“The MetroUI is fab. Blows Ubuntu Unity out of contention. And it’s damn sexier than Lion.”

Dislikes…

More dislikes (updated 9/17@8:44):

“The thing that I dislike about windows 8 is the starting & shutting down screen. It looks so plain with solid colours only.”

“metro UI ,pc is pc not a tablet or smart phone.”

“This is a Tablet or Cell Phone OS. Certainly not useful for PC users.
I miss my Searh box and it took me a while to figure out how to shut down my PC from Windows.
I do not like the new Control Panel, but it is good to see that we can access the old style one.
I think I will pass on 8 and wait for 9. This could be just another Vista type of OS. “

“I don’t like the style since I’ve seen on Windows Phone. But one operating system for all devices is a good idea.”

“change my OS again?
My old XP was fine (handling with care). More than 7 years without several problems (I’m an experienced user, not an end user). Vista was a disaster (bye bye more than 200$ upgrading my OS). 7 is like a charm (but 200$ more t upgrade my system). Why I should to change again after 2 years if 7 works pretty well for me?
I tried W8 but… Why my face is near the clock on the task bar? I made something like this through a flder shorcut, nthing new here!
2 different desktops? Maybe this will OK on a table or phone but not fr PCs. If I want DesktopFX (and useful desktop instead the w8 headache) then I chose Ubuntu and not need to pay nothing to get an useful OS (also installed on my notebook since v5.10 and updated each 6 months without problems!). I’m not a Mac user but Lion is $29 only!!!”

More dislikes (updated 9/15@11:11):

Do not like the new GUI! WIN 7 seems cleaner to me.

“I like: style, low memory when in execution, and UI (User Interface) for desktops.
I dislike: the Metro, and think that the systems would be separeted, one to desktop and other for Metro and Windows Phone.”

Being that I recently purchased a touch screen PC I am excited about 8 being optimized for touch.

“Are the people @ Microsoft out of theit mind?
They go asking people around to hekp them desingning and further developing a brand new OS then collect the profits themselves. while others had geen sweating their a**es working for them!!!”

End update.

“The new user interface is geared for tablet computers, and for tablet computers it is probably very good. But on my desktop PC I want my familiar desktop. If they can give this as a setting in windows 8, Great! else when windows 7 gets outdated I will very possibly go to Mac.”

[Dislike] “Everything”

“if you are using wmc frequently you’ll like it, you’ll love it….. Most of us find it a horror house……..”

“I’m not keen on the whole metro concept (at the moment) other than that I see no reason to upgrade from seven. I will need some convincing considering the state of our country [UK] when it comes to spending money. My attitude now is, If it is not broke why replace it.

Not decided…

“Haven’t seen enough to make an informed decision.”

“Have not seen enough to say i dislike anything”

What do you think? Let us know here.



 [Updated] What Do You Like and Dislike About Windows 8?

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Comments

  • Anonymous

    Simply don’t like touch screen computers or anything else touch screen, what is the point of having an operating system that is really designed for touch screen. I really don’t like the GUI, I for one will not be upgrading to Win 8. I will be sticking with Win 7 until Microsoft get sensible again and stop producing gimmick software, then there is always Linux :0)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VHIIW74GO2FNA7UUOAFO2RVJRA james f

    Don’t like the fact that it’s geared toward Touch Pads or Touch screens. I’m a PC type person and would of liked to seen it with the option of one or the other. I do however like the fact that it regonized all my hardware and installed it with no problem at all. It is also good on resources where as it is not goubling all of my memeory just to get started up. It is a nice design so far,but need to get the PC more involed in the GUI.(You know mouse and keyboard.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VHIIW74GO2FNA7UUOAFO2RVJRA james f

    Don’t like the fact that it’s geared toward Touch Pads or Touch screens. I’m a PC type person and would of liked to seen it with the option of one or the other. I do however like the fact that it regonized all my hardware and installed it with no problem at all. It is also good on resources where as it is not goubling all of my memeory just to get started up. It is a nice design so far,but need to get the PC more involed in the GUI.(You know mouse and keyboard.

  • John Crane

    I like Windows 8 because it uses less memory than Windows 7, you can still revert back to a Windows 7 interface, which I plan to do. I also like the Metro interface because it is new and people can’t say that Microsoft stole it from Apple. I think with Windows 8, I can actually get work done on a tablet. I own a Xoom, but if a good Windows tablet comes out, I will buy two: one for me and one for a friend.

  • http://twitter.com/Tkf530 Tkf

    I just LOVE that Labyrinth game on Windows 8. 

  • Zafodbeblebrox1

    Just letting you know I hated YES HATED the new windows 8 look and feel. If I wanted to use my system like a mobile phone I would stick to a mobile and now get a computer.
    The joke is that Microsoft wants to keep up with the modern style eg phone or tablet systems but it is forgetting the regular PC user.
    Windows 8 ran well on a 1.6 laptop with 1 gig RAM and a low end v-card but do yourself a favor and get rid of the starting page with all of the useless icons.
    Just to let you know not everyone has a touch screen or just uses their system for watching videos or doing low end processing.
    Make it REAL and practical and stick with something that is working. Don’t re-invent the wheel.


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