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[7]: um
by ncgmac on Tue 15th May 2012 14:10 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: um"
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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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