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[2]: Comment by ephracis
by smkudelko on Wed 5th Sep 2012 11:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ephracis"
smkudelko
Member since:
2012-04-03

The problem is that Microsoft cant do "very home user friendly." They never could. Back in the days when DOS/Win3x were dominating home computing, home users were just forced into using a business computing environment for their home use. My first PC shipped with "Windows for Workgroups" for a 486DX2 that wouldn't even be connected to the Internet. Win 9x was friendly, but it brought all the business stuff along for the ride and made things extra complicated.

Even Windows Media Center, which some people seem to like, is incredibly confusing and way too much work for a simple TV environment.

The only friendly thing about recent Microsoft products is that they shortened the names from "Windows Ultimate Home Edition Professional Live Edition" kind of nonsense.

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RE[3]: Comment by ephracis
by ilovebeer on Thu 6th Sep 2012 05:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ephracis"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Even Windows Media Center, which some people seem to like, is incredibly confusing and way too much work for a simple TV environment.

I know several people who use WMC. All of them ordinary home users, none of them needed any help. It's probably safe to say more than some people like it, and I doubt it's remotely close to your "incredibly confusing and way too much work" claim. If Windows and/or WMC is that challenging for somebody, my first thought would be either they have crap issue-laden hardware, or they're really lame when it comes to computers.

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