Windows 8 Preview | WAS | s21e03

Windows 8 Preview | WAS | s21e03

Microsoft is rolling out their latest version of Windows, and it changes everything. Tune in to find out just how revolutionary this amazing new UI is and how it leaves the competition in the duts!

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74 Responses to “Windows 8 Preview | WAS | s21e03”

  1. MHazell Says:

    I remember Windows XP as being a great system, still used in the business and educational market.

    The worst Windows system ever known is ………..WINDOWS ME

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I’m actually in a warm blanket right now, and you just made me shiver, but its true!! Ugh I hated those days…

  3. Giocapalbo Says:

     untrue. ME was bas, but reasonably bad in the context of year 2000. Vista was horrible. It had slow file transfer, ridiculous.

  4. Giocapalbo Says:

    Yes gnome is doing stupid stuff too, but
     1) they don’t force you to use it, you can easily install 20 alternatives
    2) it’s opensource so anybody can fork.
    3) ex. Cinnamon
    4) They won’t charge you 100$ and force all offices to adopt their asinine concept.

    is that enough or you want more detail?

  5. Zicoz Says:

    The only thing bad about Vista after SP1 is it’s reputation, Windows Me was so terrible it got pulled of the market.

  6. XXX Says:

    Even the april fool’s pods have crappy godaddy ads.

  7. Giocapalbo Says:

    I think we all agree both Me and Vista where negative in the performance and functionality dimensions. .-)

  8. InterKnight Says:

    Wow! There was definitely a lot of “Action” in this episode. Multiple system freezes, Solitaire and Internet Explorer not loading, and the numerous reboots out of necessity. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time wondering what would happen next!

    Yes, I know that this post is out of its time because I missed the show last week, but boy it sure got my adrenaline flowing this afternoon! Just had a second little one born last month, and this show just gave me the burst of energy I needed to get through the day! :)

    Seriously, keep up the good work!

  9. Dyrver Eriksson Says:

    Been trying Windows 8 Consumer Preview for a while now, did you update the system before this? Most apps will launch for me, but SSD support is so bad it’s not even funny aka bluescreens a lot. The messaging app is still buggy and no updates for a long while (it will log out when it isn’t onscreen.) I’m so excited! Linux devs should really work  hard and take advantage of this, get some Linux PC’s out there, put them side by side with this Metro dohickey and I’ll bet it will draw in more interest, esp for KDE. =) Just a note, rumors say they will allow you to disable Metro once Windows 8 is launched, they just force it on you for the CP to get more testers.

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  12. MHazell Says:

    Well Vista could have been better if it was put on the proper hardware that it needed. Part of the performance issues are in fault of the OEMs not putting on the proper hardware

  13. MHazell Says:

    Hmm…I didn’t really know that there was a Windows Action Show. Must have been a special.

  14. MHazell Says:

    That would require more time to make the two shows.

    Besides, Bryan is a Linux guy. He has made that known loud and clear.

  15. MHazell Says:

    You surely know your Windows.

    How about you make a RAR (or ZIP) of the C:WindowsMedia folder for Windows 98 and post a Link. Or email me at my website’s email.

  16. MHazell Says:

    Windows 8 would have to have a feature to only use the Desktop mode of it by default, and boot into that be default. They also better put the start button back where it was, or I’m not getting it. Period.

    I am a classic Windows user, and I like to keep the traditional Windows. I would either buy Windows 7 or move to Ubuntu, which I am already good at using.

  17. MHazell Says:

    But it is not as popular as Linux.

  18. MHazell Says:

    Well I thought that the Windows action show was actually a real show. Although they should make a Windows Action Show.

  19. MHazell Says:

    They would have to add the traditional Windows desktop as an option to be the default interface, and have that interface at boot time, so I don’t even have to touch metro.

    They would also have to have added the start button back where it is normally supposed to be. I like the traditional Windows desktop.

    They would have to do those two things for me to get Windows 8.

  20. JackDeth Says:

    I’m sorry, but this almost made me throw up from laughing so hard. This just makes me hate Windows all the more. Every person I’ve talked to who has tried Windows 8 preview has said they hate it. This just solidifies in my mind exactly WHY they hate it so much. This is going to be simply aweful!! I have a feeling I will soon have more Linux converts than ever before…..

  21. Bondy2007 Says:

    if [ -d windows ] ; then
    rm -rf windows

    Cant wait for windows 8 the best os ever!

  22. Bondy2007 Says:

    missed fi :)

  23. lifeform23 Says:

    I may have peed myself laughing during this episode

  24. Teddybozzio Says:

    this time i’m disappointed with you guys. you’re always poised and balanced, with that touch of fun that adds taste to your review. but with wcp you were unfair. your review doesn’t show ANY of the real features of the new UI, i can see you didn’t even know how to run a program the right way (press super and type the name dudes!!!)… so strange of you. well i love your show and your reviews (i’m married, don’t get strange ideas, ok?) so i expect you to be more “just” with the new microsoft os when the time is right. i myself hate the metro ui, but that’s not enough to make a personal feeling an official judgement, i believe win8 will be the best win ever, maybe among the best OSs ever, if only microsoft will listen to the users’ voices and does something with that crazy interface. still, God bless you guys.

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