1 hour ago, kettch wrote
@BitFlipper: I'm just trying to figure out what you hate so much. So far, it just seems to be everything Microsoft. In that case, why would Microsoft even bother to try to please people who hate so indiscriminately?
Uhm, no. See, that is the point you are missing with me, and with many other people as well:
I used to be a big MS fanboy. Go check my posts of a few years ago. I've always used and advocated Windows, no other OS (although I'm doing Windows + Linux development at work now). I had an Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on the 1st day each were released (I have 2 x Xbox 360 + 2 x Xbox One right now). I had a WP on the 1st day it was released, and currently have a Lumia 920. I have a SP3. I have countless pet dev projects, mostly in C#, because I love it.
So the last thing you can call me is someone that hates all things MS.
However... things started going south with Windows 8, and just like many other people, I'm trying to understand what the thought processes are that keep pushing this turd down this path that is clearly hated by many people. Isn't it kinda... obvious... at this point that the whole force-metro-crap-into-everything is a giant failure?
It's all over the internet, just search for any topic about Windows 8 and the vast majority of comments will be from people saying they hate it. For example, I was surprised that some of my non-computer savvy friends would offer up, without my asking, that they hate Windows 8. Usually I don't even talk about computers with them since it isn't their interest, yet they just mention it out of the blue. Another example is my dad, who while tech savvy, isn't a computer power user. Yet also out of the blue he tells me on the phone one day how proud he is, since he made W8 to work "just like" W7 since he found this thing called "Classic Shell". I didn't tell him about it, he told me about it, and I started using it as well after checking it out.
So yea, I'd say there is a big problem, but you people are so blind to these issues that it will take W10, W12, W14 and who knows how many more to fail before accepting there is a problem. I've never seen such a huge amount of denial over the existence of a serious problem like this before. I mean, what exactly would it take to get the point across?