Yep but it's a good way to get deep into the new web stack and have a cert on your CV.
I have my fair share of complaints about Windows 8 that I feel are warranted and reasonable. I gave it a fair shot, it frustrated me a lot. That said, I have found 3rd party utilities that add or change the behavior of Windows that have taken away most of those frustrations and allowed me to use Windows 8 like it was Windows 7 and STILL have the ability to get into the Metro apps if I want (which is rare, but there are a few I do use). In fact, some of the utilities are customizable enough that they allow me to pick and choose to do more easier than Windows 7 (I love the ability to choose and not have something I don't like forced on me if I want to stay current).
I'll leave the "Microsoft should have and still should" rant out, but there are software packages that have at least made Windows 8 work like I want it to work.
Seriously you find hitting the windows key and typing an application name confusing? Righto!
Your always going to have to have stuff forced on you, it's called progress. Software gets updated from time to time, deal with it.
I really don't see the problem people have with Windows 8 honestly I'm getting fed up with every "analyst" bashing Windows 8 as being unusable and confusing.
Yes Microsoft has introduced a touch interface on top of their desktop but for my personal everyday use this acts as a fancy start menu, it really doesn't bother me at all.
Do I use the "Metro" interface? Not really, but then again it wasn't designed for my traditional use, it was designed to bridge the gap to touch interface devices like tablets.
As a UI interface on it's own "Metro" isnt all that bad I mean it works great on Windows Phone and works fine on a touch enabled desktop, I really don't see why people are getting confused here.
Now the confusing part comes with the RT version, I really think Microsoft HAD to act and build a ARM version of the OS. I really don't think it will be around for long as Intel will eventually catch up and everyone will forget about this ARM thing (just my opinion).
I think Windows 8 is a great OS just as good as Windows 7 if not better. The Metro Start Menu doesn't bother me or get in my way and I appreciate the need for a touch enabled interface.
To be honest I think as an engineering feat MS should be applauded for taking the bold step and creating a full fledged version of Windows on ARM, bringing the Metro interface to the desktop,
When was the last significant update to OSX or iOS that took a step to push the boundaries and move software forward?
It's been years since Apple innovated with software, all these "analysts" predicting the downfall of MS due to Windows 8 MUST be on another planet to me.
You get 5 users with TFS and the 6th user requires an additional CAL. So you only have to purchase 1 CAL for the 6th user.
I replaced my iPhone 4 screen for the second time at the weekend.
When I took it apart I realised that I might not have replaced every screw last time I opened it up. This may have been the cause of my native camera app not working anymore (although a third party app worked) Also my headphones remote stopped working.
Anyway after putting it all back together again I realised I have failed to replace a small piece of metal which I seem to remember came from where the battery connects to the motherboard.
It seemed so small and insignificant and I had already spent a couple of hours on it, I threw it in the bin.
Well the consequence is that now unless I am about 12 inches away from the wireless router I am unable to get a signal.
I'm guessing this may be to do with battery interference of some sort. I am also now worried about brain tumours, and I can't keep the phone in my jeans pocket anymore.
Oh well, roll on the iPhone 5