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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by drcouzelis on Tue 15th May 2012 04:09 UTC
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An insightful post, and it got me thinking:

Is there an official statement from Microsoft stating how they expect people to "get work done" in Windows 8?

I'm currently using Haiku, and spent the last four hours doing some work in it (but my following example could have been in Windows 7 or whatever). I was programming, which meant having text editors open to look at examples and web browser windows open to read the API. I'm notified of new email with a notification icon, and if someone sends me a message a chat window will popup.

I assume in Windows 8 you'll be notified of new email and chat messages by tiles on Metro, which seems ok. As for the rest of my example, does Microsoft expect these users to continue using Windows 7? Or, to use applications designed for the desktop mode of Windows 8? Or, to use a Metro application that has an MDI?

Has Microsoft said anything about it?

Edited 2012-05-15 04:10 UTC

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