Why would anyone want to go anywhere, but there desktop 99% of the time? What they should have done is have an icon on the desktop to go there, not default there. I know there are larger issues here, but its one that aggravates me.
i dont have win8 so i cant comment on whether its good or not but lets assume you are right and it is a piece of #$%$. harken back to the day microsoft made DOS 4.1 which actually made everyone's computer run worse by hogging ram memory with garbage routines no one ever used. so what did they do? they sold a lot of copies of 4.1 and ten came out with 5.0 which was a much better product. i was mad as hell but i had to buy since MSFT has a virtual monopoly on the OS industry for the PC.
"done is have an icon on the desktop to go there,"
If you boot to desktop why would you need a icon? There is a desktop icon in Metro. If you want a desktop icon on your desktop, create one.
I swear you Linux freaks are dumber than a door #$%$.
msft tried to make their 3 main o.s.es look like they had something in common and it didn't work. even now as they move away from this mistake they are trying to sell people on the zero experience mistake. and it's still not working. hmmmmm ...
there are a lot of folks that don't have p.c.s or that aren't at home in front of one. this is getting to be a large market segment now that other devices can do what people need without one.
And that sir is a fact. Unfortunately most people have back revved to windows 7. When 9 comes out that won't be possible. Driver support will be dropped. If 9 blows all of big softy will tank. No windows clients-no windows servers and no windows cloud. The only thing that might survive is XBOX.