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What's wrong with Windows 8
on Mon 14th May 2012 22:49 UTC
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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on Wed 16th May 2012 15:34 UTC in reply to "
I don't understand your point here? You are suggesting that the command line is still needed right? but then you go on to give an example where the broblem was a geeky one - upgrading the OS.
There is nothing geeky about it. Ubuntu asks clearly if you want to upgrade and all you need to do is click on a button and enter your password.
As a geek myself, I have NEVER come across any "normal" users that upgrade their OSs, have you?
Yes, multiple times. Not with Windows, no, but Ubuntu, yes.
And why not just learn a different OS?
Why are you asking me? I'm not telling them not to, I'm just saying that they won't. Two completely different things. Besides, Linux simply does not work for everyone, it's not a panacea to everything possible computer-related.
So considering all this, why would you not suggest its a good idea to switch OSs? because its nothing to do with "ease of use".
I didn't suggest such. I just said it won't happen.
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