I have no idea what I was thinking. Why did I install Windows 8 on my Samsung Series 9 laptop? It was running great. I was happy. Now, I have this ridiculous operating system with its horrible Metro UI. Can you tell I don’t like it?
The start menu disappeared. All these tiles showed up and none of them seem to work. I couldn’t find anything I was looking for. It’s buggy. REALLY buggy. I just don’t see the benefit of the new Metro tiles thing. Maybe if it was a touch screen, but with a trackpad it was awkward at best.
I saw someone running Ubuntu on their desktop. It had this cool flexy window thing when you dragged windows around. It was cool! That’s what I want. I want fancy effects. I don’t need a new lame tiles thing. I almost installed Ubuntu after seeing it!
Windows 8 doesn’t seem to improve anything. Let’s see how it fits in with other releases. My reaction to each Windows release:
- Windows 3.1 – Better than DOS!
- Win 95 – Nice!
- Win 98 – Excellent!
- Win NT 4 – Fine, for servers.
- Win ME – WTF?!
- Win 2000 – Multi-threaded! Awesome!
- Win XP – Perfect!
- Win Vista – Slow, junky, buggy.
- Win 7 – Yay! Back on track!
- Win 8 preview – Ouch!
I’ve beta tested every single one of these operating systems. I would consider myself an expert in Microsoft operating systems. This latest technical preview is pretty lame. I calls it likes I sees it.
Now, I just need to decide if I uninstall back to 7 or try to live with it until the next technical preview. Something tells me I will re-install Windows 7.