I am using a new Thinkpad with Windows 8, and once I got over the shock of all that crappy “app” gibberish on the start screen, I am actually pretty pleased.
Key things I figured out how to do:
(1) Boot or wake-up directly to the regular Windows desktop, and never have to see that fucken “app” crappe.
(2) Installed a nice little $5 start menu program from Stardock called “Start8” to get back the start menu.
(3) Adjusted the font size and background color settings.
One thing that is fucken pissing me offe like a motherfucker:
You can no longer select whatever typeface you want for the Windows user interface: you are stuck with Segoe or whatever the fucken fucke is the UI typeface they chose. It’s not terrible looking, but I really prefer Verdana.
One thing that is pretty goddamn cool: This motherfucker boots up fucken fast, and all the operating system tasks are very snappy.