So, after fighting with the blasted OS after it had corrupted and completely screwed up
my computer's MBR
, I decided to make this thread.
After regaining control of that problematic situation, I just decided to throw the damn thing on VirtualBox. It's still the same fresh installer that Windows 7 had, but it comes with an "improved" on-screen keyboard. Big whoop...
After getting past the boot install and moved on to the account configuration, my head started to amass an opinion very quickly
about Windows 8; this is not going to be good...
Picked my color scheme (yippee '-_-')
, synchronized the OS with my Windows Live account
(the Hell is this about, even though you don't have
to), and finished up configuring, I was greeted by the new Start screen. Man, has my jaw never dropped in such utter disappointment in my life...
I could not believe that Microsoft is actually going on with this idea with the "Metro" scheme of things and using "apps". A computer already has applications~ thank you. I guess they are trying to appeal to the stereotypes of today in whom have used nothing but their cell phones and tablets (apologies for any offenses done, but I have a very
strong grudge against mobile devices).
I completely dislike the "Metro" style scheme entirely; that needs to be done away. This is a damn computer
that I want to use, not a 23" tablet (or cell phone for that matter). The "Ribbon UI" is actually rather neat, so I wouldn't mind moving on up with that in the next version of Windows, but all of these other changes? No thanks; I don't want to "open an app" to get to my desktop.
So, after my ranting, what is your opinion of Windows 8? You now know mine; I'll be sticking with Windows 7 for a long
time (I stuck with Windows XP for eight years, so there's no way in Hell that Windows 7 is being dropped by me any