Windows 8 as with ubuntu unity is awful!!! looks terrible works terrible Yuk!!!
That's exactly my experience and on a growing number of forums you can read this as well.
Ubunty went both irritating and less productive with the unity desktop, same thing
with the Windows 8 Metro desktop. A smartphone/tablet UI on a laptop or desktop ?
It's simply less productive and irritating. But hey, since we are in the middle of a
smartphone/tablet hype even Microsoft thinks that this is also the new user experience
on laptops and desktops. I don't know what it is but history seems to repeat it selves
and after every x os versions they lose contact with the user and how they really want
their user experience. Who really cares for fancy stuff, shiny windows, glossy buttons,
or a smartphone/table UI on the desktop ? It's only a cosmetic thing but doesn't add anything
to your work. In the end we want things to be done fast and easy with a desktop that explains
it's self with a few mouse clicks. Windows 7 should have combined the desktop of Windows XP
with Windows 7 with the new stuff of Windows 7 under the hood, so Windows 8
wouldn't be necessary for at least a couple of years. Oh we'll at least Linux Mint 12
delivers a succesful user experience with both Gnome 3 and MGSE on the desktop.
Let's see how Win 8 Metro is going to end.