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Garaofsand

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I know I'm a bit late with this, but it seems like Windows 8 is widely disliked.

I don't see what the problem is. I have Windows 8 on my new laptop and it doesn't bother me or break down
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So why is it hated by many people?
 
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The interface change from windows 7 was the main reason people didnt respond well to the new metro design of applications. also missing the start menu button which everyone seemed to have been used to prompted even the quick remake that was win8.1
as of usability there wasnt much of known issues with the o.s except maybe afew cases of backward compatibility with a select array of applications(later fixed with win8.1 and win10) .
 

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The Windows 8 series was an attempt by Microsoft to meld the desktop environment with (as they saw it at the time) tablet aka touch screen driven environment. It also heralded the change with how the kernel would deal with drivers (an oversimplification) which created some backward compatibility difficulties. Unfortunately many hardware manufacturers including M/S saw this as an excuse to EOL many of their products forcing them into obsolescence.
Bottom line is the end user hated the new GUI and found it impeded their productivity, a ton of animosity was created with the yes we have no Windows 8, 8.1 drivers for your hardware, DOS was effectively rendered useless, and more system resources were diverted into the operating system.
Granted for all intents and purposes we are still waiting for the more than decade old M/S promise of a new kernel, now that would be worth some of the misery that some went through to get to Windows 10 but we still have those clunky old underpinnings.
Every time I have to service a Windows 8.1 system I look at it and say "Why?". It's a half assed desktop, tablet hybrid. I knew when Win 8 arrived not many good products will be delivered during the Satya Nadella era. Rumor has it Bill Gates was behind the return of the perpetual M/S Office license and possibly more to come.
 

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I think people hated Windows 8 because it was a big departure from Windows 7, which was very well liked. ... Most people using Windows just want to run the software they want to run, but Microsoft made Windows 8 all about Metro apps, of which there were extremely few worth using. shareit vidmate app
 

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in windows 8.1 the windows charm bar or right side bar appears again and again even if one has the settings not to appear it again .
 
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