Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:04 UTC
Windows So, I've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview since it came out, almost exclusively (except for work, since I'm obviously not going to rely on unfinished and untested software for that). I already knew I could get into Metro on my 11.6" ZenBook, but on my 24" desktop, things aren't looking as rosy. Here's an illustrated guide of the most pressing issues I run into, and five suggestions to address them. Instead of just complaining, let's get constructive.
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RE[5]: Comment by gmlongo
by nt_jerkface on Wed 6th Jun 2012 02:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by gmlongo"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

In the end just answer me this TWO questions Werecat, does Windows 8 make you feel more productive or less than Win 7? does your workflow feel smoother now, or more clunky? Because I've allowed everyone from kids to little old ladies play with win 8 CP in my shop


Hairyfeet (a longtime Slashdot poster who runs a computer shop) has said the same thing. The users just aren't liking it. There are plenty of youtube videos that show the same thing.

How much more evidence is needed?

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RE[6]: Comment by gmlongo
by bassbeast on Thu 7th Jun 2012 03:42 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by gmlongo"
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2007-11-11

Uhhh...that's me..hi! My old Bassbeast handle was taken on /. so I was reading LOTR at the time and since i had that lovely feeling where every. single. UID. you choose gives you that stupid "Taken" over and over AND OVER I stuck that in as a goof and voila!

But that's the nice thing about running a little computer shop, I meet folks from all walks of life, grandmas and grandkids, nerds that are into model airplanes (had a great discussion with one the other day over the Pi) to fellow business owners and so far NONE have liked it, the closest i got to an "endorsement" was this nice old lady who said "Well that's a nice looking cell phone picture, is that Android? i heard that's quite nice...what do you mean Windows? Windows what? Why that's just stupid, why would I want a cell phone on my computer?"

Ya know, I HONESTLY thought the teens would like it, those like my oldest that live on smart phones? but he said the same thing the other teens did "I already HAVE a smart phone, and Windows 7 is easier to work". If MSFT is courting the young this is the wrong way to go about it, as kids have grown up with the start button desktop and know it like the back of their hands. My oldest didn't switch to Win 7 until last fall but it didn't take him 30 minutes to be up to speed,whereas with Win 8 after 20 minutes of random pecking he just got frustrated and walked away. its just not discoverable or intuitive.

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RE[7]: Comment by gmlongo
by zima on Thu 7th Jun 2012 03:50 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by gmlongo"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Though now we have to wonder how much of the evidence on the web comes from you... ;)

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