#1 By: Paul, June 6th, 2013 11:57
Lets let Microsoft know how much we dislike Windows 8.
Windows 8.1 ISN"T the hoped for fix.
We want the OLD START BUTTON BACK, not more apps!!!!!!
Make the Apps screen secondary not Primary. Bring back the old Desktop.
#2 By: ?, June 6th, 2013 18:00
#3 By: Iszi, June 6th, 2013 18:15
If Microsoft doesn't already know, or care, that a large number of its users aren't happy with Windows 8, or the so-called "fixes" in 8.1, then I doubt yet another discussion about it will help just because it happens to reside in this particular corner of the Internet.
Where's a "vote to close" button when I want one?
#4 By: Doctordeere, June 6th, 2013 18:38
Really? You think they haven't heard?
If Microsoft paid attention to every individual or group of individuals who disliked (or were too damned lazy to figure out) their operating system, Windows would still be bogged down on 16 bit 3.1 while the rest of the world moved on.
Personally, I'm one of those who also dislikes Win8. So guess what? Instead of bitching and whining, I will use Win7 on some machines until it's no longer supported... and a non-Micro$oft alternative on the others.
#5 By: Rick P., June 6th, 2013 19:20
As long as people and companies keep purchasing machines and devices with Windows 8/9 installed on them, then MS will not care how much folks complain.
Microsoft is betting on the fact that folks and companies are TOO locked into the MS Monopoly to change Vendor operating systems world wide.
Since I'm a betting man, I'll take their bet that they are too entrenched to be removed from their throne even though I extremely disagree with their business practices and dislike their new products.
Just watch the MS questions start to grow in the Computer Help Category of the forum in the coming year if you doubt this post.
#6 By: Lowell Heddings, June 6th, 2013 23:36
This isn't really the place for a petition.
#7 By: Naman Sood, June 7th, 2013 02:11
That explains it. Gates used to be my idol till Windows 8 Developer Preview. (It crashed my netbook. Thrice.)
#8 By: Paul, June 7th, 2013 08:12
No one is forcing you to join the discussion (there is your "vote to close" button). We can all sit on our hands and accept W8.
OR-There are computer sellers out there that will sell you a new computer and load W7 instead of W8. rapheonix has a good point if you keep buying new systems with W8 they will keep pushing it, find sellers who are willing to put W7 on your new system. If people who bought computers with W8 (I am one of them) before knowing what a crappy OS it is, Flooded Microsoft’s tech support email with their displeasure, who knows? Geeks are smart people, I'm sure some of them can think of other ways to let Microsoft know how they feel. Instead of bitching and complaining to each other let’s get creative and communicate our displeasure to MS.
#9 By: Paul, June 7th, 2013 08:15
Please see my reply to iszi.
#10 By: Paul, June 7th, 2013 08:17
Good point. Please see my reply iszi.
#11 By: Paul, June 7th, 2013 08:23
You are right. My choice of words was inappropriate.
#12 By: Robert_Zanol, June 7th, 2013 08:29
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Boring! If you don't like Windows 8 then use something else. Eventually you will have no choice unless you use Linux, Mac or build a Hackintosh
#13 By: Scott , June 7th, 2013 08:45
Any Windows version is infinitely customizable. Don't like a particular feature, tweak it. There are about half a dozen free programs that can add the Start button, have the boot go straight to the Desktop or disable the Charms Bar.
There will always be features you love and loathe and it's up to you to change, not expect Microsoft to tailor something that works 100% for everyone.
#14 By: Jason Faulkner, June 7th, 2013 10:44
Murphy has already covered this.
If you try and please everybody noone will like it
#15 By: Robert_Zanol, June 7th, 2013 21:34
People love to complain about software, hardware, etc even though there are options available to them. I liken them to a hunter who arrives at his tree stand in the woods and is enraged because a gutted buck is not at the foot of his tree stand. We need to take responsibility. If we want our software to do things it wasn't made to do out of the box we have to put the effort in and do the work. That is pretty simple isn't it?
#16 By: Naman Sood, June 13th, 2013 03:16
Just get an Arch Linux ISO, install (so fun!), and make it how you want, yourself. Just notice how everything looks Windows 98-ish (simplified explanation) and how you can customize every single thing and have it look, behave, and run exactly how you want.
#17 By: Robert_Zanol, June 13th, 2013 06:51
I have been running Arch for about a month. Have it installed on my desktop and lappie. The desktop is a multiboot with Arch, Ubuntu 13.04, Mint 13 LTS and Windows 7. The lappie is a dual boot of Arch and Windows 7.
You are correct about Arch. It is a minimalist installation without all the usual software that comes with other distros. With that being said if you are afraid of terminal you will not be able to install. The installation is total command line, no GUI. Here is a good article that walks you through the Arch install,and lays out the fact that Arch really isn't for Linux beginners. That's not to say a beginner can't run Arch, but experience suggest most will not be able to.
#18 By: Naman Sood, June 13th, 2013 07:58
Eh, I know that. I just finished installing it mere seconds ago in VirtualBox. Agreed, the terminal can intimidate, but as long as you keep your calm and have an internet-connected PC for (if you get into) trouble, I see no problems. Oh, and I learnt installing Arch itself using that article (and the Arch Wiki).
#19 By: Robert_Zanol, June 13th, 2013 08:24
me too! )))))))))))
#20 By: Farris, June 15th, 2013 10:21
I notice even though everyone says " Oh No, Not ANOTHER I hate Win 8 Compaint Piece! " Everyone still has to put their 2 cents worth in : ) ( even me! )
I haven't tried, and probably won't even see Win 8 anytime soon ( most likely won't buy it either, maybe the Boss Man will supply ? ), but considering the fepping creatureism Windoze has always displayed ( just how many was are there to open that file? ) I'll never understand how people can look at any Windows product and not immediately start re-arranging how it's setup.
@Robert_Zanol I like the gutted buck reference Are you a hunter? Or have you been reading about our hunter gather ancestry?
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