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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RE[6]: um
by Nelson on Mon 14th May 2012 23:52 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: um"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Then don't update, I don't know what else you want people to say.

Then Windows 9 will come, slightly polish Windows 8 like 7 did with Vista, and people will go nuts over it, proving how fickle you all really are.

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RE[7]: um
by redshift on Tue 15th May 2012 01:01 in reply to "RE[6]: um"
redshift Member since:
2006-05-06

Then don't update, I don't know what else you want people to say.

Then Windows 9 will come, slightly polish Windows 8 like 7 did with Vista, and people will go nuts over it, proving how fickle you all really are.


Vista was bloated and slow... but it was not fundamentally switching to a interface paradigm that was hostile to power users. They are setting a course for Win 9 to be worse in that regard... not better.

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RE[7]: um
by ncgmac on Tue 15th May 2012 14:10 in reply to "RE[6]: um"
ncgmac Member since:
2011-09-22

Then don't update, I don't know what else you want people to say.

Then Windows 9 will come, slightly polish Windows 8 like 7 did with Vista, and people will go nuts over it, proving how fickle you all really are.


I really don't buy into this argument myself. To begin with Windows 8 is more than just Metro and its flaws, you also have the "multitasking" changes in addition to the explorer interface that has been fluglyfied. Vista's issue was bloat and performance, but overall it was still Windows.

It's a little crazy to believe a touch interface that is already well behind Apple and Linux(Android), has few supporting applications, and is a PITA to use on existing PC keyboard/mouse interface is somehow going to increase market share in either market. It's more likely going to push more folks to Apple, like Vista did, and possibly into the arms of an Android/Linux desktop, assuming developers of that platform can create desirable productivity software for things like video editing, desktop publishing etc. I mean lets face it, as a developer you want customers, and today the customers on I-whatever and Android touch systems look pretty tasty if you can bring them over to the desktop. I mean, if you have to learn to develop in a new API for Metro, why not write for something else?

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RE[7]: um
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 15th May 2012 16:51 in reply to "RE[6]: um"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Then don't update, I don't know what else you want people to say.


People who do not want windows 8 want Microsoft to change it to their liking. That is what they want. They want a company to listen to its users. Is that a bad thing?

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RE[8]: um
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 16th May 2012 22:53 in reply to "RE[7]: um"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

People who do not want windows 8 want Microsoft to change it to their liking. That is what they want. They want a company to listen to its users. Is that a bad thing?

Yes. Apparently it's a bad thing not to react like a herd of sheep and let a monopolistic megacorporation ram a giant dildo with glass shards from a shattered Windows up your ass. We're supposed to just blindly bend over and take it all, admit defeat on our part and that Microsoft is always right, and just move on--using Windows 8 and whatever else gets pushed at us for a couple hundred bucks on the upgrade treadmill--whether we like it or not.

Because, you know, the Almighty Corporations can never, ever be wrong, right? I mean, they're run by some supreme beings, not just lowly imperfect mere mortal human beings such as ourselves. They know what is best for us, the planet, and the entire universe.

Edited 2012-05-16 22:59 UTC

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RE[7]: um
by jrbales on Sat 19th May 2012 06:41 in reply to "RE[6]: um"
jrbales Member since:
2012-05-19

What I want is for Microsoft to listen to their customers and offer a means of opting out of Metro in favor of the current UI/desktop. I've tried, really tried to like Metro. I have it installed on my laptop but I find I keep going back to my desktop more and more because having to switch back and forth from Metro to the Desktop is just too much work. I like the live tiles in Metro but could have essentially the same from gadgets on Windows 7 (at least before Microsoft did away with most of the gadgets they had listed). I like the fact that Windows 8 boots up/shuts down faster and overall seems more responsive. But I just cannot warm up to Metro and am irritated that Microsoft is unwilling to listen to its customer base. So while I'll probably reinstall Windows 7 on my laptop, I'm also checking out Linux distros in case the day comes that I decide to ditch Windows altogether. I like the fact that at least with Linux I am offered UI choices so that I can find the one that works best for me. (Note: I consider myself a Windows fanboy in the long run but hey, sometimes you have to make a change)

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