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Looks like it's full of "Farfegnugen" (German for "nothing especially interesting").
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Like Windows 8, this looks like one to skip. Of particular note is that they don't have a line item that reads something like "We listened to our customers, and fixed all that annoying shit you guys mentioned with regards to VS2012."
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Very true -- been running Win8 on my laptop for some time and I don't think I ever use any of the apps and rarely even go to the start screen. I pin'd the apps I used to the taskbar and just use that. I think for a touch device they may be nice, but I haven't found any need for the store apps on a laptop.
Actually, the start screen is a great diversion for my 2 year old son. He loves it. He learned that if he hits the Windows key, it goes to the start screen. Then he messes around in there, and leaves my desktop alone. Great diversion!
I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out how to use my telephone - Bjarne Stroustrup
The world is going to laugh at you anyway, might as well crack the 1st joke!
My code has no bugs, it runs exactly as it was written.
I couldn't agree more. I was an early adopter of Windows 8 (when it was released to MSDN partners) and I initially liked it. However, as a functional work system I found Windows 8 to be a productivity buster. The Start Screen / Metro Apps UI is an interesting idea but on a laptop its far more cumbersome to use than just using my Kindle Fire HD or iPod. I think this is a case of letting a PC be a PC and letting a tablet be a tablet. The PC/Tablet hybrid just isn't functional; at least not at this time, in my opinion.
No, not exactly, although every time I boot my Win 8 machine I have to explicitly hit a button to go to the desktop and then wait another 30-60 seconds for Explorer to load. Win 8.1 is bringing back boot-to-desktop and although the button for the start "menu" is there, all it does is bring up the huge full screen super annoying menu.
Granted 8.1 is better than it is currently on 8 with vertical scrolling and sorting, but in the current version of Win8, finding my installed programs is not easy, to the point I just made shortcuts to all of them on the desktop which I hate to do.
Though I have rarely used this since hibernate works best and its actually quite fast. And to avoid the "huge full screen menu" simply use Start8 app by Stardock. Its fantastic.
Personaly, I have found Windows 8 to be quite good. Only grudge I have with Windows is the explorer which gets a little slow with lots of files and in tiles or thumbnail view. Hoping Win 8.1 fixes that.
Life would have been much easier if I had the source-code!!
One thing it does have that I am interested in is more C++11 support. November CTP included variadic templates and initializer_lists that were buggy and did not have std library changes. With the Visual Studio 2013 preview, the quality of implementation is improved, and the features now have std library support. In addition, with a go-live license - this is the first time you can use variadic templates in production with Visual C++.
It provides a comprehensive solution that works both on-premises and in the cloud, that adapts to your processes and removes the barriers between business stakeholders, development teams, testing and operations.
Visual Studio will kill your PM and BA for you?