Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 1st Sep 2012 21:15 UTC
Windows The Verge published a video demonstrating how desktop mode and Office 2013 - a desktop application - work on Windows RT, the ARM version of Windows 8. The video showed a desktop mode that clearly didn't work well for touch, and even Office 2013, which has a rudimentary touch mode built-in, didn't work properly either. It looked and felt clunky, often didn't respond properly, and even showed touch lag.
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RE[8]: Window opportuniry
by juzzlin on Tue 4th Sep 2012 09:40 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Window opportuniry"
juzzlin
Member since:
2011-05-06

Of course you'll have people who have had good luck with linux. The same can be said for Windows and OSX as well. But, all the linux forums and mailing lists tell another linux story. There IS constant breakage, there IS ongoing problems, there IS no shortage of users fighting to get it to work properly.

Also, claiming that Windows doesn't work for most people doesn't do anything but signal sane people not to take you seriously.


Have you ever taken a look at some Windows forum, like windows7forums.com ? ;)

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RE[9]: Window opportuniry
by ilovebeer on Tue 4th Sep 2012 15:12 in reply to "RE[8]: Window opportuniry"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Also, claiming that Windows doesn't work for most people doesn't do anything but signal sane people not to take you seriously.

Have you ever taken a look at some Windows forum, like windows7forums.com ? ;)

I have, yes. Of the 27819 registered members there (I just checked that number), assuming 100% of them are real people with real Windows problems is still a far cry from the hundreds of millions of Windows users around the world. Certainly not even in the same universe as `Windows is broken for most users`.

There isn't a shortage of people with Windows problems just like there isn't a shortage of people with Linux problems, or OSX problems. But to say that describes the most users of any of those OSes is ridiculous at best.

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