Today we installed Windows 8. I really wanted to like it. I tried to like it... It may even be cool on a tablet. But, on a desktop, it's a trainwreck.
Before we get too far into this... Let's correct our error. During the search rant (around 4:00), we missed the other options below our search bar. We were doing it live like O'Reily and totally missed the "extra options" below search. However, the point still stands that you have to do more work to get the same results you would have gotten with Windows 7. In fact, when you search for say, printers, Windows 7 would suggest several things and it would categorize them. This forces you to look through each category. It's a major step backwards.
Now, back to Windows 8... The real problem here is schizophrenia. It doesn't know what it wants to be. File Explorer (formerly, Windows Explorer) is amazing. There are so many little tweaks that make it much better than in Windows 7. The task manager is nicer... Everything on the desktop seems nicer. The problem is Metro... er wait, I'm not allowed to say Metro anymore. MS nixed that term. Screw it, it's Metro and it gets in the way. It is clunky and not designed for the desktop. However, MS has decided that everything must go through Metro. The result is awful. Windows 8 has to much potential, but it is being wasted. It's almost not terrible, but it is.
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