Because Shiny Things Are Fun - The New New Windows v Linux Thread
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Ok, i've got to admit, i'm actually a fan of the tile interface, ever since Windows phone7. It is Windows though, and i prefer the way Gnu/Linux works so i will still continue to use Gnu/Linux regardless.
As long as the consumer preview works or do you really intend to buy that?
Regarding the tiles, that may be convenient on a phone or may be a tablet, but I couldn't stand that on a desktop PC with 27" monitor.
The EU required choice comes (at least for previous Windows versions, don't know about 8) in a small application that runs after the installation and offers you Firefox, Chrome and Opera (IIRC) for installing as standard browser. You won't get any browser pre-installed.
I have tried to see any use for Windows 8. It is way too cumbersome for my liking. MS needs to create a more Windows 7 version if they want corporate users to buy this.
You have however, hit the nail on the head with your statement about it's looks. Many people who are not technical judge an OS by it's looks.
isnt one of the main selling points of windows-8 is that it has a fallback mode to windows-7... kinda' like how when windows-vista came out they marketed that the supreme enterprise edition had a windows-xp fallback mode.