, kettch wrote

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Unfortunately, there are a number of niners who are incapable of that. They'll rant for hours about something completely irrelevant claiming that the average user must have it a certain way or else. I must have gotten access to a Super Secret build of Windows, because my desktop is anything but crippled, it quite simply rocks. </rant> Queue violent reaction in 3...2...1...

 

The only notion of "must...or else" is the spin Microsoft fanbois put on the idea of "choice". Keep wishing for those violent reactions...

, spivonious wrote

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2. After using Windows 8 for a few months, going back to Windows 7 Aero just feels dated. No one is doing translucent effects anymore. Plus, the flat appearance on the desktop fits in to the Metro UI better. Consistency is good.

Both Office 2013 and VS 2012 are inconsistent messes (more so Office). They have removed too many visual cues and make the UI look like a bunch of views written by different people all cobbled together into some sort of Frankenstein. Again VS is not so bad on this mark but Office is terrible. can't wait for command line version of these apps. Of course they'll use a proportionally spaced font to be modern and all that.