Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2012 22:49 UTC
Windows For weeks - if not months - I've been trying to come up with a way to succinctly and accurately explain why, exactly, Windows 8 rubs me the wrong way, usability-wise. I think I finally got it.
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Apple's marketing is very good but the success of it's products, the reason it can enter and utterly disrupt established markets

I don't think market they entered was fully established. They just found the gap to fill.

thus the counter productive branding of their phone OS as 'Windows'

Windows Mobile was a very successful mobile platform. It was 'Windows', too. ;)

to blend a touch based OS with a desktop OS.

Why not? There are several desktops and laptops with touch screens. Also, interface is not touch-only oriented, though it is definitely not mouse-oriented, I agree.

Can you imagine the pain of introducing Windows 8 into a corporate setting let along trying to get your Dad to run it.

Windows 3.1 was described in one book as a "useless thing which wastes CPU cycles over plain DOS and brings an unusable device called 'mouse', which provides no advantages over command line, and only forces user to perform unneeded activity for simple commands".
It is the matter of time. One day non-computer business will not deal with general-purpose computers at all.

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