The Windows 8 Upgrade cycle is starting, and at 15$ a pop, I must admit it is a bit enticing to get hold of the next Redmond-baby only to tear it down later. I gave the early-release a try, and I’ll admit, the novelty wore off in about 10 minutes; I caught what I consider to be “The Frowny-Face Heard ‘Round the World”. Anyway, though this bugged me, I said why not, and decided to check on what others were saying about the full-release before I got my own legit copy. After all, I cannot properly say Windows 8 is the biggest turd since that damn talking paperclip without using an actual copy.
Fair enough. But first, let’s see what others have to say, shall we? I was browsing around Google News this morning, as there is always no shortage of Windows 8 articles. The problem that I keep running into, is the shortage of non-biased sounding articles; I mean, Windows 8 can’t be THAT bad that every single article I have read says that it is bad, and Microsoft should feel bad, or can it?
Well, today I ran across the article that sealed the deal for me. Here is an excerpt, and a link after the excerpt to read the whole article. I must say it was an eye-opener to see someone take every critical selling point of the new OS and break it down objectively from a user perspective. I guess what I am trying to say is, this article sealed the deal for me because it felt so honest and real. I felt this guy’s pain.
An excerpt from this article “Why I’m uninstalling Windows 8″ by Tim Edwards of PCGamesN
Yes, there are bugs in Windows 8. And yes, they’ll probably be ironed out as development continues. But some of the bugs I’ve encountered as so weird as to suggest my entire PC has been traumatised. In order: Star Wars: The Old Republic now simply refuses to update. I can’t play full-screen video on a second monitor in Chrome. There are no drivers available for the bluetooth chipset on my motherboard. Unity games, like the brilliant Brickforce, don’t work. It goes on, and on, and on.
To read the rest of the article, click this link: http://www.pcgamesn.com/article/why-i-m-uninstalling-windows-8