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  • Adam

    For the first time, MS has made me doubt the operating system BEFORE releasing it. Only with the WinME have I ever totally shunned an OS version before now… and that was post-release… Windows 8 will not be making it to my desktop.

    • RParker

      Yes, agree with Adam. I am a Windows fan going back MANY years, I can’t remember the last time I was so unimpressed, and this is from someone that stood in line at midnight to buy Windows 95 / 98 / 2000. Windows 8, I could really care less. Windows 7 is fine, it works (finally) and its backwards compatible, why are we switching?

      I think MS is trying to reinvent themselves and failing miserably.

      • http://www.webpronews.com/author/zach-walton Zach Walton

        What I see is a company that was threatened by Steve Jobs and Tim Cooks exclamations of a post-PC world. They’re scrambling to embrace tablets – what they see as the future. In the process, they’re completely screwing over the desktop and laptop crowds.

        It remains to be seen if Microsoft will actually be able to capture the tablet market in a big way. If they fail, they might not have anybody to come back to if Windows 8 pushes away their traditional core desktop audience. It’s a huge gamble, but I do hope the guys at Microsoft come to their senses before it’s too late.

        • http://www.facebook.com/taylor.m.brown taylor brown

          its not like windows 7 is going anywhere. users and customers are not being forced to switch to 8, there will be plenty of time to slowly transition if you are not ready.

          microsoft is preparing for the future which is going to include more touch technology, and further down the line (maybe not much further) kinect-like technology to interface with our machines. tablets are only the beginning of this. wake up people! embrace the future of technology don’t be scared of it. :)

          • Kyle

            Excellent point Taylor. I have been using Windows 8 on a convertible tablet since the developer release. Windows 7 is a great OS, but was not designed with touch in mind. Windows 8, while it has its own issues, at least makes the touchscreen of my laptop more functional. There is a rapid evolution toward touchscreens, and Microsoft will do what it needs to do to keep up with the changes in technology and the preferences of the average consumer. Anybody remember back in 1984 when a tech pundit said that Macintosh’s adoption of the mouse would lead it to failure? People don’t like change and tend to run around crying that the sky is falling. Yet tech will continue to change whether you like it or not.

  • iBar

    I don’t like the new logo. I don’t like the slanted Windows 8 blue logo either.

    The old logo was simple and elegant.

  • http://www.youtube.com/taytaybriz taylor brown

    Technology progresses at a greater rate on a consistent basis and if your not keeping up you will be left behind! I like the new logo, the YouTube video sold me even more on it, and I am looking forward to working with Windows 8, though I will stick with 7 on the machines I already have this installed on.

  • http://www.fluxappeal.com Michele Alise

    I couldn’t agree more.Visually speaking,the new mark and typeface speaks generic, which does beg the question: who are they trying to appeal to these days? I’m an old school desktop Microsoft user and have been extremely disappointed in the Windows operating systems since XP, and even more so with the increasingly poor usability of Word and Outlook products. If you are going to re-brand, it makes sense to bring everything to the table in order and make a big splash, not a fizzle.

  • Michelle

    I have actually been using Windows 8 for a couple of weeks and although I didn’t like it at first (kept searching for old buttons) as I actually used the OS with the new programs I realized that Win 8 is totally different and really works with how my minds works as I am doing my tasks. In the end, yes it is totally different, kinda weird and scary but actually super cool one you get the courage to test the limits of the system and the programs it supports. It will be super cool, I think, to see how this integrates with all the new technology that is supposed to come out this year. Who knows, it could flop, it could not, I hope it does not personally…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/taylor.m.brown taylor brown

      i do not think windows 8 will flop. i think the majority of users are comfortable with what they already use and are afraid of change, but change is inevitable and it leaves room for improvement. the same people that hate the product will be the same people praising it in the years to come… or at least tolerating it, lol. we can’t be technologically stuck in 95 forever, though for many that was the height of their win OS experience.

      ps. its nice to hear some positivity coming from the tech community.

  • http://socialmediahomebusiness.com Mili Ponce

    I actually like the new logo. I understand that some people find change difficult, and all other things aside (namely Windows 8 itself), the logo is clean and simple, and apparently that’s what we like…