re: 5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
As a person shopping for a new Windows desktop machine who's primarily going to use it for things such as: Video Editing, Architectural Drafting, 3d Rendering, Audio Recording, and Graphic Design, the LAST thing I want is an OS that is constantly trying to connect to the internet and trying to sell me "apps". I have never bought an "app" in my life and do not plan to.
I have read a lot of complaints about Windows8 but few coming from my perspective. I DO NOT use facebook, twitter, or any other social media site. Someone mentioned an OS to track your every move and that what it feels like.
Whenever possible, I revert any windows computer to the 'classic' look because that is what I want: a bare-bones machine that can run my programs and nothing else and eats up as little of the cpu as possible.
Even as a graphics person, I have zero interest in their 'hip' new interface. As many have suggested, they should have made that an option for people who want to have direct links to things, or, made it for portable devices only.
Maybe some people will find some joy in it, and that is fine, but for me who needs a computer to do high-end media, I am going to purchase a machine with Windows7, which is completely fine and totally usable (even if more dumbed-down and annoying than XP)...
Basically the ONLY way to save Windows 8 is to have a release that allows you to completely disable the so called "Metro" and lets you run your computer without trying to force a lifestyle choice and failed branding mission down your throat...