Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2012 22:57 UTC
Windows "The new changes include several new lock-screen images, the Windows Store tile is now green, and the small magnifying glass in the bottom right corner when you scroll has changed to a simple square. While nothing major, they are representative of the across-the-board tweaks we expect to see when the Release Preview hits the digital shelves in June." So, nothing to address the core issues with Windows 8's mouse/keyboard-hostile environment. Sad.
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RE[2]: Comment by hoak
by hoak on Sun 13th May 2012 18:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by hoak"
hoak
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The same was said about GUI. Keyboard die-hards and text-mode masochists are resisted to use GUIs and mouse because it was in-effecient and slow.

That's an apples/oranges comparison; the premise of the discussion is Windows 7 and Windows 8 GUI design, and the point is that to accomplish the same tasks on Windows 8 requires more User input and interface manipulation then on Windows 7 -- more mouse and/or key presses, more movement through more interface discontinuity, more window manipulation, just to get to the same place.

Windows 8 is NOT an improvement, it's NOT progress in OS or interface design toward making the interface more transparent, seamless, and low drag with respect to actually using a PC to do anything productive. As a passive play-toy, or an end in itself in form without function I'm sure it's just 'Ducky'...

Edited 2012-05-13 18:25 UTC

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