Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:04 UTC
Windows So, I've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview since it came out, almost exclusively (except for work, since I'm obviously not going to rely on unfinished and untested software for that). I already knew I could get into Metro on my 11.6" ZenBook, but on my 24" desktop, things aren't looking as rosy. Here's an illustrated guide of the most pressing issues I run into, and five suggestions to address them. Instead of just complaining, let's get constructive.
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Nelson misses the point
by MadRat on Tue 5th Jun 2012 12:45 UTC
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The whole reason that iOS and Android environments are successful is usability. They are far simpler to use that Windows anything. You can scoff and otherwise act like a pompous ass in these discussions, but the reality is that the majority of the market doesn't want what it sees in Windows anymore. And to think that Windows 8 - moving further away from the public's tastes - is an improvement, you are being disingenuous.

I am the IT guy at home and the fact is that very little productive activity gets done on any of our machines unless I am around. I can figure the shit out relatively easily. But why shouldn't it be intuitive in the first place?

The reality is that when Microsoft thumbed their noses at their own usability studies, instead letting engineers make the calls, they screwed the pooch with the designs. They need to get back to what the public wants and how they want it, even if that means dumbing it down.

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