Originally Posted by Bryce Steiner
Not to rain on everyone's parade but I hope that Microsoft does well with the new OS.
They haven't. Windows 8 is an absolutely miserable experience. As just one example, not even of the UI (because I could hit our post character limit talking about how bad the UI—both old and new—is), Windows refuses to acknowledge the existence of the WDDM 1.1 driver.
Just… doesn't accept it. So every time I boot into Windows, my resolution is 640x420. And this is being displayed on my 27" Cinema Display.
The Windows 8 install disc even understands how to make the resolution 1024x768 during the install, but as soon as it's done and booted onto the partition, boom. Unusably small (well, so is 1024x768).
So you do the 20 step process of letting the OS find new drivers on the Internet. Screen goes to black, boom, comes up 2560x1440 and works fine for the rest of the time you're in Windows. Driver reports itself as WDDM 1.1, like it should (since ATI has dropped support for the 4000 series in Windows 8).
Then you reboot and it's 640x420 again. It refuses to understand how to keep its own drivers up.
"Just use the driver in the Boot Camp 4 set."
It does the same thing.
Apple really does need competition to keep up it's innovation…
They don't. They've never really had a competitor before and they have always innovated, so I'm not sure why everyone thinks this is the case.
Originally Posted by bobborries
This remains one of the most terrifying images on the Internet.
Edited by Tallest Skil - 10/31/12 at 1:56pm