I am done with Windows 8! Aside from the new start page and desktop changes they've made that I wasn't very fond of, it kept becoming corrupt and in need of repair and it doesn't refresh itself in a way I was lead to believe it would. Since it was installed on my PC, it has suffered from a corrupted boot file twice (originally, I could either choose to boot to Windows 7 or Ubuntu, then either Window 8 or Ubuntu. I have no idea what's to blame for this problem, I just know that prior to installing Win 8, I never had any problems!). First time, I repaired it using it's repair tools to root out and fix the problem it found. While it fixed it, I noticed things on my PC weren't the same. Instead of booting to pick what operating system I would want to run, it would just go straight to Windows 8 and sometimes it would allow me to choose, but the look of the boot screen would go from DOS style to the new Windows 8 style. So long as it worked, I wasn't worried about it. The second time the boot file corrupted, I opted to use their new "refresh" option which should refresh the operating system files while keeping your personal file intact. It took a while, a long while but since it was overwriting system files, I wasn't worried. Finally it finished and I logged in. I went to the desktop and to where all my programs should have been waiting for me, under search. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. All the programs and games were present within search. I used the search bar and I began typing in some program names and they weren't found. I opened "my computer" (there isn't a quick way to do this on the desktop anymore... So I opened the control panel and went to My Computer) and I saw that hundreds and hundreds of gigabytes were were consumed on each of my hard drives... I went to the C: where Windows 8 was installed and I saw "Windows.old" and discovered all my files were there. It renamed the original windows folder and created a new installation around it and that upset me to no end. So, I am moving certain files to my now clean E: drive (R.I.P. Linux partition) so I can wipe Windows 8 out of existence!
This summer, I will take the Windows 8 disc I burned to camp where I will burn it in effigy. Whether they fix it or not, I care not. I don't ever want to see that operating system again. It just doesn't behave correctly or in any sort of understandable way. If this is the direction they're moving in for the rest of eternity, I would rather abandon Microsoft altogether.
P.S. I am not interested in trying to salvage any sort of experience on Windows 8. I don't want to use it anymore. I refuse to buy it or any device running it. Read post in Google+
Anyone else experiencing this problem with their G+ account? I either click on home, the Google+ graphic, or +Bob and I get this, a more times than I get my feed. Wondering if it's my browser or something I need to report. :-/ Read post in Google+
Slurpee? No. Slurpee? No. Slurpee? No. Slurpee? No. SLURPEE! NO! SLURPEE! SLURPEE! SLURPEE! NOOOO! car starts HTF did I get here? hehehe. Read post in Google+
One of my favorite things to do is play with clay but I haven't been able to do it for YEARS. While I was in college, earning a few degrees (don't get too excited, the first was humanities, the second was radio and television, and the final was information science... there was an attempt at geology but it was a nightmare. I had a decent basis but transferred into a upper-level lab class hell)
Anyways, when I went back to college for information science, I took up ceramics again and these were two early pieces I created. The glaze is gunmetal black...
That form above this CDs was one I did years prior and is broken. Poor guy's a mess. Read post in Google+