Windows 8 is MUCH worse than Vista. I shorted MSFT 3 weeks ago after I tried Windows 8 at Best Buy.
I will not cover until MSFT breaks down to $23.00
Longer term MSFT will probably hit $15.
Windows 8 is only worse for those who are unable to learn to use the Microsoft button by punching it to toggle back and forth from the W-7 style GUI to W-8 Metro. Certainly mowrawns like the flake, wotopimp phands and some of the other Neanderthals on this board are to too menatally chanllanged to learn this little task- The remainder of the bellyaching about W-8 is by the Crapple and Scroogle longs and the Microsoft shorts. Tough titty for all you wunnerful guys but the GUI will stay and only be modified in a small way with the upcoming service pack (Windows Blue??)
I don't agree. I used Vista for two years. It was faulty in the beginning but the 2nd service pack fixed it for the most part. I've been in the computer business since the CPM days. Microsoft's worst OS was probably the ME which was supposed to bridge 98 to Win2K I believe. People have always been a little slow to accept new MS operating systems. Users came to love W95 although many clung to 3.1 as long as possible although many of them hated to leave the old DOS 6.2. Users then gradually accepted then clung to W95 and resisted W98 which in time they came to love. The ME was a big mistake but the Win2K and XP were very popular although once again W98 users put off switching to XP as long as possible. And then XP users hated the Win7 OS at first.
Having used the Win8 for a couple of months I like it. I miss the Start Menu at times but 8 has some good features and it is not "bug-gy". There's no comparison with it and ME or Vista. I think MS could have helped a little more by displaying shortcut keys, etc. I had to "google" that topic to find a list. But the 8 is faster to boot, shutdown, and it installs printers more easily than any OS I've ever used.
I am using Vista right now, it's on all day every day. I don't see any hardship to install printers. I go to other places and it installs what it needs in a few seconds.
I will have to get 8 when my hard drive fails and I get a new machine because they are so cheap now. I don't miind adapting to new things, like others bashing on here.
I tend to agree. One such debacle might be a fluke, but two of them cannot be. And, taken together with all the other botches in recent years, they indicate severe and pervasive mismanagement. Microsoft is destroying itself.