False. In my experience, the video player locks up a lot, often forces my chrome tab to crash, leaves the page unresponsive, etc. whereas YouTube’s player has none of these issues. If they would fix these problems, I would be just fine with the videos being in a separate player, but at the moment, I can’t watch videos on The Verge.
I would agree with this if the start menu performance was better. It’s snappy once you get into apps, but they sometimes take forever to load. Especially on RT. That, and the lack of a middle-snap view kills productivity in apps (though that is going to be fixed when Blue is released).
Agreed. On my Asus laptop, the touchpad drivers were finicky as hell. I’d put the laptop to sleep, resume it, and the gestures would be gone. It really killed my productivity. Luckily a Samsung laptop had the same touchpad hardware (albiet, with a much better driver), so I just nabbed that. Never had a problem since.
I’m not sure how Aero is of any importance to the usability of Windows. The useful features of Aero are still present under Windows 8. Furthermore, Windows 8’s theme is a lot less cluttered than that of Windows 7 while adding additional functionality. And that isn’t even getting into the performance benefit. Sure, I’ll be the first to admit that the start screen isn’t the best (I’d like it a lot more if apps loaded faster and had more functionality), but the improvements to the desktop interface are huge.