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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Thank you Thom
by xminusone on Tue 15th May 2012 17:30 UTC
xminusone
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2012-05-15

Windows 8 looks to be shaping up as an unmitigated disaster that will probably outstrip even Microsoft's expectations. They have to know it's bad and very bad. There are certainly enough people worldwide telling them so! Win8 should make WinME and Vista look like unqualified successes that turned lead into gold and brought your relatives back from the dead.

I just registered to tell Mr. Holwerda he's doing a fantastic job keeping this OSnews thing going and I appreciate everything he does.

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RE: Thank you Thom
by gmlongo on Tue 15th May 2012 19:05 in reply to "Thank you Thom"
gmlongo Member since:
2005-07-07

That's simply not true. They have received a TON of positive feedback on Windows 8. It has created more interest than any of their previous versions of Windows.

Don't mistake the vocal minority with the target audience.

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RE[2]: Thank you Thom
by quackalist on Tue 15th May 2012 21:11 in reply to "RE: Thank you Thom"
quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

Presumably you've some insight as to what this "TON of positive feedback" from it's "target audience" consists of and who they might be.

Far as I can figure it consists wholly of those who'd be quite happy with an iPad instead (not as well as)of a computer. It's a large market, but it's not nearly as inclusive as the one MS has now. It's not even as if they couldn't have both.

Utterly bizarre.

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