Much has been made of the Windows 8
Metro Modern UI Style interface and the problems some users are having with it – especially in a desktop computer environment. Even on the tablet side, where opinion generally seems to be more positive, there are concerns about the way Microsoft is rolling the software out – and specifically the confusion the two different versions will likely cause.
Up to this point I’ve been a pretty loud supporter of the new operating system anyway. I installed the consumer preview on a Samsung ultrabook and that process went fairly smoothly, with only a few snags (that are to be expected in any operating system upgrade). I played with the new interface and actually liked it – even on a laptop.
But then I realized how tightly integrated the new OS is with Windows Live – and that’s when the whole thing started to go right off the rails.