In the op-ed "The Problem with Windows 8" Mashable editor Pete Pachal elaborated on the problems he has with Windows 8. Reader Xuanlong pointed out that Windows 8 had a tough act to follow in Windows 7, and that Windows 8 represents a necessary risk for Microsoft.
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As the holiday season and the year itself drew to a close this week, Mashable readers were reflective about the innovations and complications we've seen in the tech world in 2012. The top comments this week showcase the excitement and frustration that surround top products and services like Microsoft, Apple and Facebook.
The most commented upon story this week was was the op-ed "The Problem with Windows 8," in which Mashable editor Pete Pachal elaborated on the problems he has with the new OS. Our readers largely agreed with Pachal's assessment of Windows 8's shortcomings, though several readers provided well-reasoned rebuttals of some of his points. The second-hottest story was about the rumored "smartphone watch" that Apple may be developing. Our community was split over whether or not this watch was something they wanted, or that anyone needed.
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Readers also flocked to stories this week that looked at the intersection of human interaction and technology. Mark Zuckerberg's sister Randi was outraged when a picture she posted on Facebook was reposted to Twitter, inciting a global online conversation about Facebook's privacy settings. Our commenters sounded off on everything from Randi Zuckerberg's reaction to Facebook's settings themselves.
What was the topic on Mashable that you were most excited about this week? Don't forget to let your voice be heard in the comment sections and next week you could be featured in the top comments.
It's been a wonderful year for the Mashable community, and we want to thank all of our readers for making it fantastic. See you in 2013!
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