Back to the Microsoft discussion, it looks like they're pushing Windows 8 as well, which definitely needs help. I bought 2 copies when it first launched at the $40 price, and I just now upgraded my gaming machine to it. Most of the griping I hear about is the lack of a start button and not being able to bypass the tiles screen (which I happen to like). If you take 5 minutes to learn the hot keys it's a pretty nice upgrade to Windows 7 actually.
I took this video because some of my friends were mocking my move. This is my wife's 4 year old Asus laptop, with a new $70 SSD and Windows 8 from a cold boot, it hadn't been started in a few days. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0By4U3kRPeXSfSl9BTXNJZTFoem8/edit?usp=sharing Edited, May 15th 2013 5:13am by Wint
Those gripes have no weight and are just folks who dont adapt to change well. That being said, Win 8 DOES gave several inherent issues that currently have no known fix for. These are but a few of them I have personally experienced...
A.) Many such as mine suffer from "insomnia." Once upgraded my PC will NOT sleep on its own anymore. I can put it to sleep manually, but it wakes up two minutes later. This sucks when with windows 7 I could have it wake up automatically, record a TV show (cablecard), and sleep again 10 minutes after the recording is done. No longer. Still havent found a fix.
B.) By default Win 8's internet capability is limited to reserve bandwidth for updates. Once installed I was doing network transfers from the PC to a gigabit network attached storage at a whopping 1-5 Mb/s. After reading how to fix this I can now make those transfers at 20-25 Mb/s. Again, issue with OS, nothing else.
C.) Win 8 wifi omg. If you have multiple networks in range that you connect to (I have mine and two at the pool) it jumps between them all, even id the connection to current is operating fine. I have to disable "connect automatically" otherwise it cycles through them over and over.
D.) I run an HD Homerun prime in media center. Since installing Win8 I get a "would you like to set up a CableCard now?" message even though it IS set up, and working fine. I get this message every time I launch MCE....every time. Still no known fix according to Microsoft.
In summation, Win 8 needs some serious patches.