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[4]: Desktop/Laptop Users
by WereCatf on Wed 16th May 2012 01:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Desktop/Laptop Users"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

Widows 8 advantages over Widnows 7, off the top of my head: Faster boot time, uses way less RAM, better task manager, better explorer, storage spaces functionality.


The three first-mentioned ones aren't really all that user-oriented advantages, though. Faster boot time is of course beneficial, but once the machine is up it doesn't matter anymore. And often when you turn a machine on it stays on for atleast 8 hours, often even more than that.

Similarly, the thing about RAM would matter if all modern computers didn't come with multiple gigabytes of it already pre-installed.

Task-manager really matters only to power-users, and even to them it isn't an application they keep using on a daily basis.

That leaves better Explorer and storage-spaces functionality as the more-visible user-oriented features.

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RE[5]: Desktop/Laptop Users
by bertzzie on Thu 17th May 2012 03:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Desktop/Laptop Users"
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2011-01-26

For multi-monitor users, there's an extra taskbar for each monitor now. A really great feature, and Microsoft executes it better than most of the third party taskbar available currently IMO.

But still, forcing Metro on us (multi-monitor users) cancels out all of that benefit ;)

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