At first I thought that replacing the Start Menu with screen-formerly-known-as-Metro was a terrible idea - they should have given people the choice.
But the more I think about it, the more it seems that something else is a far more terrible idea; Windows 8 “Metro” interface is an attempt to kill the “Windows” part of Windows, making applications that run in a window as opposed to full screen be considered legacy, deprecated and relegated to the Desktop application, while setting application development on a path towards (mostly) full-screen applications where you can only see one or two at a time.
This may be fine for a smart-phone, but it’s a terrible way to go for productivity on a desktop/laptop computer.
This is not going forwards; this is going backwards!
The performance improvements cannot make up for productivity loss.
Also, I think it’s a bad idea for Microsoft to make it potentially easier for (many of) their customers to be retrained on a Mac or Linux rather than be retrained on Windows 8.[/QUOTE]
The biggest problem I have had with Windows since Vista is this :
Windows is for the computer illiterate. Windows is for the people who don’t know what the Control Panel or the Device Manager are.
Look at how convoluted it is to do simple things like reboot or shut down the computer in Windows 8. Probably because Microsoft assume that everyone will leave the power settings as they are & allow their PC’s to sleep rather than actually turning them off.
This is why they continually try to shove crap like the Metro interface down everyone’s throats.