Microsoft (Sinofsky and Ballmer) and Windows 8 defenders of the web are in serious denial of the negative reaction towards Windows 8.
Ghost Rider you are awesome. This is the type of stuff we need to keep showing them. The only chance we have is for Ballmer to wake up and realize that the Windows head making all these decisions (Sinofsky) is a Mac lover who not only buys into "post-pc" but even worse completely lacks common sense and has no understanding of enterprise needs.
Look at this response from some paid M$ $hill (heh):
Seems like some people just get scared of change and say it is the end of the world. Same people said how bad Windows 7 would be despite glowing reviews before launch. Without Vista, there would be no Windows 7 lol. Would you prefer they didn't make changes and kept Vista the same? So even if they make some mistakes, you are still getting a huge amount of improvements with this release. Don't be so scared of change, maybe you will start loving it like 7, and start complaining about the upcoming changes in Windows 9 ;)
I did a little digging and look at what I found on the same website (overclock.net):
Like Vista: 78%
Dislike Vista: 15%
Seems those same users weren't afraid of Vista. As for Windows 7 the early RC previews were positive.
Get it through your fucking heads: Windows 8 sucks. It's not "fear of change", that's a lazy excuse for a rejected product. If Mcdonald's found out that 80% of their customers didn't like a new hamburger they wouldn't go on a campaign to convince them that they are afraid of change. They would go back to the drawing board and try something new.
Windows 8 sucks, as a desktop UI it is less efficient than Windows 7 which makes it a fucking waste of time. If you can't see why taking organized start menu icons and dumping them into a clusterfuck or making the user watch a goddamn animation everytime the start menu button is clicked are poor UI decisions then you are probably in the hopeless 20% who buy into this crap and likely spend all day in a browser tweeting.
How far would you Windows 8 defenders take this default "fear of change" line? What if Windows 9 was a purple pony that you had to chase with your mouse for 10 minutes before you could access anything? Would any reject be fear of change? Or is there something called --productivity--?
Overclockers is filled with Windows enthusiasts who love trying new hardware, games, software, etc. To try to depict them as fearful is absurd.
EvenPaul Thurott doesn't like it.
Windows 8 isn’t even Windows anymore. It’s a tablet OS that’s been grafted onto Windows like a monstrous Frankenstein experiment.
I honestly didn't think that was possible. I thought Thurott's gig was to rubber stamp everything that comes out of Redmond to get early previews, free software, etc. This is like Fox News doing a 2 hour hit piece on a Republican president. Microsoft should be on fucking DEF CON 1. This is all bad, very bad.
Oh and dismissing power users and developers is freaking S-T-O-O-P-E-D. A lot of these guys are in charge of thousands of desktops and their word is what matters. It's not just Aunty Sue that will be told to stay away, CIO Joe will also be told to skip this release. Ballmer wake up and get rid of the rat (Sinofsky) inside Microsoft before this train wreck happens. Wake the fuck up.
Update Nov 02: Ballmer has fired Sinofsky. You can read my post on it here.