Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 22:21 UTC
Windows Paul Allen, one of Microsoft's co-founders who left the company long ago, has posted on his blog about his experiences with Windows 8. He (surprise) likes it, but he does note a number of shortcomings and oddities - all of which are spot-on. However, he fails to address the core issue with Windows 8: it's forcing users to drill a small hole in the wall with a belt sander.
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RE: Comment by jigzat
by WorknMan on Thu 4th Oct 2012 01:38 UTC in reply to "Comment by jigzat"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

current GUI's have become bloated full of unnecessary options and features that are nice but barely used.


Translation: Power users don't matter anymore, so let's cater to the masses by dumbing down the interface.

God forbid we actually come up with a solution that pleases everyone.

I'm a Mac OS X user by the way.


LOL, if you like Metro, that explains a lot.

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RE[2]: Comment by jigzat
by jigzat on Thu 4th Oct 2012 17:25 in reply to "RE: Comment by jigzat"
jigzat Member since:
2008-10-30

"current GUI's have become bloated full of unnecessary options and features that are nice but barely used.


Translation: Power users don't matter anymore, so let's cater to the masses by dumbing down the interface.

God forbid we actually come up with a solution that pleases everyone.
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Metro has a clear target that accounts for 91.7653% percent of power users (I'm kidding about the precise percentage) and the money is in their pockets.

"I'm a Mac OS X user by the way.


LOL, if you like Metro, that explains a lot.
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I'm also a software developer and that makes me a power user. The thing is that the Desktop will still be around as I said with the console, it is just another layer, but in my case I found myself using my "Desktop" mostly for work and for other stuff like email web surfing twitting I use my iPhone . The Desktop will not disappear, Microsoft will make it less and less attractive and it will lay down next to the console and the only one who will use it is us the new dinosaurs, as I said all the complains about Metro sound like my old teachers that loved the console and consider themselves power users.

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RE[3]: Comment by jigzat
by WorknMan on Thu 4th Oct 2012 19:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by jigzat"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

If you own an iPhone, and are not just stuck with it until your contract expires, you are not a power user. Sorry.

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RE[2]: Comment by jigzat
by Lorin on Thu 4th Oct 2012 23:13 in reply to "RE: Comment by jigzat"
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2010-04-06

What Microsoft hasn't considered is the influence Power Users have in the companies they work for, many control whether a company will upgrade or not.

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RE[3]: Comment by jigzat
by jeffb on Sat 6th Oct 2012 03:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by jigzat"
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2005-07-19

What Microsoft hasn't considered is the influence Power Users have in the companies they work for, many control whether a company will upgrade or not.


The Microsoft ecosystem is mostly not ready for companies to upgrade to Windows 8. For enterprise they are still pushing their customers through the WinXP -> Win7 migration which is less disruptive. The serious immediate threat, i.e the threat for the 2010's is on the consumer side.

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