01/07/2013 06:03:24 PM EST
This is definitely the worst assessment of Windows 8 I've ever read.
Nothing for keyboard and mouse users?
ribbon in explorer makes tasks easier.
Native ISO mounting is also a boon.
file history brings shadow copies to the forefront.
a revamped task manager that uses heatmaps for rapid visual identification if errant processes.
device integration from the modern side of the OS makes Windows 7 Device Stage look laughable by comparison.
That's just for starters. Just because your wish list items didn't make the cut doesn't mean you need to perpetuate the myth that there's nothing for desktop users.
It's so called technical fellows like yourself that make it break every release of Windows. You are doing your part to put a negative slant on the latest iteration. I feel sorry for anyone who values your opinion.
01/07/2013 07:47:10 PM EST
For seeing folder sizes, have a look at Directory Opus. It is a windows explorer replacement (if you want it to be), and shows the folder sizes in the same column as file size. It does much more also that makes working with files so much easier. I'm lost without it these days.
01/09/2013 05:45:21 PM EST
In many workplaces, several people share a PC - they have their own logins and such. However, Windows doesn't give each user their own "sandbox" to play in; for instance, the desktop has at least part of it shared. I would like to see every user have a completely separate desktop from every other person's desktop when they log in. That way my preferences won't impact someone else's.
United StatesBecca Putman
01/09/2013 05:46:10 PM EST
Running Win8 on a new Acer touchscreen and the principle problem so far is that either the hardware or the software is loosing the wifi. Really, really tired of having to reestablish contact.
United StatesPam T
01/09/2013 06:26:18 PM EST
You're right about folder sizes; too often I'm calling up the properties window to find out how much stuff is in a folder.
Sometimes I want to control some trivial tiny thing which doesn't have a quick menu option on the GUI...but letting users do that would probably involve a CLI, and that's just not done any more.
For something both easy and useful, how about multiple desktops, as linux has supported for so many years? People are even used to them on smartphones now; there's no reason for Windows to be stuck in the 1990s.
United StatesScott Sanford
01/09/2013 07:31:34 PM EST
Stop making everything break when OS upgrades.
Make it really virus-proof security.
Make it reliable enough that we don't need dozens (hundreds) of patches a week.
[Hint: the previous OS that Cutler built before Windows had all this over 3 decades ago]
01/10/2013 02:13:19 AM EST
In comparisons, Windows 8 seems to be slower than Windows 7 to open basic accessories and applications, even with similar processors. It looks to be a memory handling issue, but I am not certain. I would definitely like to see Windows 8 manage its resources at least as well as Windows 7.
United StatesDan Akers
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