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.
Thread beginning with comment 518302
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[5]: um
by Jason Bourne on Wed 16th May 2012 00:00 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: um"
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

Linux users are very upset with GNOME Shell and Unity. A great part of users certainly are. I don't think going anywhere bleeding edge is useful now.

If you're a Windows guy, just stick with 7. If you're a Linux, I would advise to stick with RHEL/CentOS or Debian Stable.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[6]: um
by kwan_e on Wed 16th May 2012 00:03 in reply to "RE[5]: um"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

I don't think going anywhere bleeding edge is useful now.


...so, who do you think should be trying new and different things in user interfaces with the aim of a better understanding of usability issues?

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[7]: um
by Jason Bourne on Wed 16th May 2012 19:13 in reply to "RE[6]: um"
Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

maybe a lab.
but not users.
in software engineering you actually have a long period of testing before deployment, and if usability is an issue, you go back and rework.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[7]: um
by Soulbender on Fri 18th May 2012 03:23 in reply to "RE[6]: um"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Well, you see according to some people open source should innovate and differentiate themselves from Windows but at the same time they should not really change anything and it should still work like it always has.
These people also commonly think their personal opinions reflect the user-base at large and generally assign a disproportionate large importance to themselves.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[6]: um
by Luke McCarthy on Thu 17th May 2012 09:19 in reply to "RE[5]: um"
Luke McCarthy Member since:
2005-07-06

GNOME Shell and Unity are just making themselves irrelevant. One great thing about Linux is that you have more than one desktop environment to choose. KDE, XFCE, MATE (fork of GNOME 2 in reaction to GNOME Shell), etc...

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[7]: um
by agnar150 on Fri 18th May 2012 15:14 in reply to "RE[6]: um"
agnar150 Member since:
2012-05-18

This is very true. If cinnamon would not have been created I would have dumped Linux. Kde and rest just don't do it for me either. I am happy with cinnamon.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[6]: um
by supergear on Thu 17th May 2012 20:41 in reply to "RE[5]: um"
supergear Member since:
2007-07-06

If you don't like Gnome/Unity you could always use xfce or KDE or many other DEs/WMs

Reply Parent Score: 1