And add to that a clean install of winders 8 takes up 17Gb of hard drive space. Crazy.
I paid a visit to a coffee cooperative in nicaragua (other half was doing phd research on the coffee industry); we had a tour round inside the sorting facility and they were showing us all the beans, graded according to type: organic, non-organic, best quality, lower quality, etc.
Then there was a little wall made up of sacks of beans, sitting outside in the hot Nicaraguan sun, they hadn't been washed through thoroughly, so a little of the fruit was still on the beans and it absolutely stank because the pulp was slowly rotting. When I asked the guide what those were doingthere, sitting outside, he replied "Oh, those are the really, really low quality beans that we can't sell. It gets used to make instant coffee."
So you may want to have a rethink about drinking instant coffee
I guess the CEO hasn't learned the painful lessons the music industry learned about using Digitally Restricted Media. Ho hum.
I doubt it caught them out by surprise. We tested the preview version and we told them it was shit. They just chose to ignore us.
The issues that the rest of the userbase are now complaining about were the exact same issues we told them about, and told them it would bomb on.
They could not pay me to use it, much less give it away for free.
Unfortunately for MS, it's too late and the damage has been done. Folks have looked for alternatives like Android, Windows 7, Chromebooks, Apple and Linux. On the desktop, win8 is a catastrophic abortion of epic proportions. Metro should have been left on tablets/phones.
Sacrificing 99% of your user base for the sake of 1% is insanity. They must man up and admit their mistakes, but as 8.1 shows. they haven't. They haven't a got a single clue.
Er, Actually, *I* happen go give a shit what the UI on a server looks like, I remote into a 2012 R2 server to do my daily work. the UI is fucking horrid, it's all flat and bland; I've managed to banish metro with classic shell, but everything has a fucking light blue, garishly flat border around it. I can't change it to something more palatable to the eye because it's not possible to change these settings via a remote session. fuck me.
The taskbar is flat, the open apps have no depth to them, when I have 5 instances of ArcMap open, I can't tell which one is active one I'm looking at which is a fucking pain in the ass when I need compare things. Also moving the title to the middle has fucked things up becasuse the remote connection bar hovers over the middle so I can't see what's underneath it. When I want to drag and drop files into a folder, a massive flat square box appears over the folder, so I can't see the folder anymore and I can't see what I'm doing. Christ on a fucking bicycle.
Explorer now has a flat, jump down ribbon menu, which is extremely distracting. Just keep it static!!
Metro is a fucking abortion of epic proportions and it must die.
I do not like the redesign, it's too flat, and the text is too squashed leaving you with whitespace wasteland.
If you go ahead I'm afraid I won't be visiting anymore. I give flat, whitespace wasteland websites a wide berth.
The tablety thing really doesn't do anything for me; I guess in a few years I may consider getting a wii u, it also depends how easy it is to hack and install the homebrew channel equivalent and run all my existing wii games off a USB hard drive.
and the tires aren't lego, and the gauges, and the steering wheel, etc.... so what? The point is, if you like Lego, then this is cool. People build cool things.
It uses google, but even google don't know who you are when you go through these guys