Realistically there is very little that has an appeal to the average user in Windows 8 compared to Windows 7. The only major "improvement" from the end user point of view is the new GUI.
Wrong! Windows 8 is faster and more study/reliable. Moreover, there are improvements in file management, the taskmanager... native handling of ISO files. There are others, but you can google those.[
quote who="ARESIV" reply="79" id="3346042"]Last but not least, I will say it again. Touch on a desktop with screen sizes being in excess of 27 inch nowadays makes as much sense as a refrigerator in Antarctic. People are understandable in no mood to polish their monitors every other day.[/quote]
Again, wrong! I do not have a touch screen and I use Win 8 the same way as I did Win 7... with keyboard and mouse. What's more, I lose nothing using Win 8 this way on a desktop. Touch may be useful on a tablet or phone, but I don't think many would [want to] use it on a desktop PC... arm ache.
And you may say that people "correctly" think Win 8 is shitty, but really, judging a truly solid OS solely on its appearance is truly moronic. Win 8 is far more secure and stable under the hood than Win 7 ever was/is. In the 10 months since I began using the beta versions I've not had one single crash, BSOD or freeze-up, etc, in Win 8. I cannot say the same about Win 7 or any previous Windows version.
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Speaking of regularly scheduled programming, Channel 7 here in OZ interrupted regular programming for 10 minutes to announce that a racehorse had been retired. Okay, so it won a few races, big deal. We've had far greater contributors to Australia retire [human ones, that is] with far less fanfare, pomp and circumstance than that. It's just a fckn horse for fck sake.