Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jan 2014 00:15 UTC
Windows

HP really wants people to buy a Windows 7 PC instead of a Windows 8 machine. The PC maker has been emailing customers over the weekend noting that "Windows 7 is back." A new promotion, designed to entice people to select Windows 7 over Windows 8 with $150 of "savings," has launched on HP's website with a "back by popular demand" slogan. The move is clearly designed to position Windows 7 over Microsoft's touch-centric Windows 8 operating system.

Windows 8.x is just fine. Nothing's wrong with it. It's all the users' fault. Windows 8.x is just fine. Nothing's wrong with it. It's all the users' fault. Windows 8.x is just fine. Nothing's wrong with it. It's all the users' fault. Windows 8.x is just fine. Nothing's wrong with it. It's all the users' fault.

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by No it isnt on Tue 21st Jan 2014 21:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Except..."
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Can you get rid of the Charms menus as well? Trying to do things with a trackpad tends to make background windows jump to the foreground, and weird things just inexplicably happen for no good reason at all. It's fantastically bad UI design for laptops. I wonder who came up with the idea of switching applications without the user actively doing something, i.e. clicking. Trying to find the mouse pointer should not be interpreted as a user action.

I work at a college, helping lots of people with computer related stuff, and Windows 8 is the only OS I've heard middle-aged women volunteer their opinion on. It's not positive. Younger students will of course say what they please about anything, and they all seem to agree.

In a way, the apologists for Windows 8 remind me of Linux advocates in the late 90s: if you don't like it, you can just configure it as you please. But that's not good enough. Defaults matter. The difference is just that Linux didn't have downright insane defaults.

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