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Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
I saw this used recently on a web site and was about to put a rocket up someone for not using specialisation as I did not think the above was a word (Singlish is a bastardisation of multiple languages). Thankfully I dragged out the trusty Google to check first ... and shut up!
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952)
Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
It has some massive annoyances, the worst of which being the abominable startup screen and lack of a desktop which can fortunately be skipped with third party software – I think you fixed that in 8.1. It also removed most of the styling options for windows (title bar size, colour, scroll bar size, menu text colour etc etc that used to be in Appearance) which means I can't make my machine look like I want it to.
I bought a new machine a year or so ago with it on, and I kind of regret not going with 7.
No, an operating system that only shows me one window at a time is always going to be annoying, and is a complete waste of the resources of my machine and the high resolution monitors that we all have these days.
I get frustrated with Ubuntu because I'm not used to it and I can't find anything. I get frustrated with Metro because its interaction paradigm is fundamentally stupid for computers.
Ed: the ability to have multiple things open and active at the same time was what made Windows so popular in the first place. This is literally going back to 1990.