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I agree. After spending a weekend with the Surface Tablet, it's clear that Windows 8 is a disaster that will make Vista look like a huge success. It is totally confusing to use, uglier than sin, and Metro is really just a shell over the OS. On Surface, the icons to change network preferences are tiny. The "Start" menu launches the horrible Metro UI. Metro shows your emails including junk emails where anyone can see them. I used a dummy Hotmail account & it shows links to p0rn websites and Viagra ads. It's really shocking how bad this OS looks, acts and works. No JAVA or Flash support either. For HLS streaming to the iPad, that's fine. The "tube" adult websites have been modified to support the iPad / iOS. I really doubt they will create and re-encode their entire libraries for Surface. M$FT copied things on iOS without understanding _why_ Apple removed Flash and JAVA support outside of compiled apps. F-
you bashers and shorts think Java is a big deal- who do you work for Oracle?? Java is a curse that has wasted more computing power than the world will ever be able to recover. As far as the Surface machine its about 10 times better and prettier than any Iturd or droid turd. You can tell everybody I said so. As far as using the Microsoft stuff you are lying thru your teeth and Im betting you have never seen any of it. I wouldnt be surprised to find out that you are too stooopid to learn how to use the Microsoft button on W-8 and switch back and fort from W-7 mode to mobile. I know you are too stooopid to learn how to use the mobile features and would have to have someone help you with it. Give it up- stick close to the attendants - especially if they give you access to the computers in the library
Java is a curse, but many sites use it, and those sites are OFF LIMITS to W8 users.
Is Oracle and Java so small that MSFT just opted to overlook it?
What else have they overlooked? The OS is dreadfull.
Big mutual funds are gonna move out of MSFT today.
OK, here is an experiment: try to get to the Paint application from desktop mode in less than 3 clicks. Under Metro, look at the labels for where drive formatting are located, etc. It's a mess that turns basic UI rules from the last 30-years on their head. Metro is, basically, Zune on your phone, tablet and desktop computer. Or, try this: Hand a four-year old an iPad and a Surface. See which one is playing Angry Birds before the other. iOS is, IMO, 100X more intuitive and consistent as a UI. I'm telling you - Windows 8 will not be widely accepted in the enterprise. Windows 7 will be just like XP with a 5-10 year extended shelf-life.