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[2]: I dunno man...
by dgoemans on Sat 6th Oct 2012 08:47 UTC in reply to "RE: I dunno man..."
dgoemans
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2008-08-23

In Windows 7, when i hit the windows key and start typing, the app i'm looking for takes at least 5 seconds to replace the "Searching" text. In Windows 8 it's instant. And not just apps, Control Panel settings and files from my libraries. My quad core laptop with 6GB of RAM has no reason to take that long on Windows 7.

As for the argument of it being fullscreen, it doesn't bug me. I see this argument a lot and don't understand it. Never in my history of using Windows, Linux or Mac OS have i needed to focus on another app while trying to launch an app. Maybe it's just me.

Sure, it's not a perfect OS, and Paul Allen has some points, but given the speed of the entire OS and the improvements that i mentioned, i'm pretty pleased.

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RE[3]: I dunno man...
by WereCatf on Sat 6th Oct 2012 10:14 in reply to "RE[2]: I dunno man..."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

In Windows 7, when i hit the windows key and start typing, the app i'm looking for takes at least 5 seconds to replace the "Searching" text.


That sounds odd. On my system it takes exactly one second. I have no idea what is causing the delay on your end.

As for the argument of it being fullscreen, it doesn't bug me. I see this argument a lot and don't understand it. Never in my history of using Windows, Linux or Mac OS have i needed to focus on another app while trying to launch an app. Maybe it's just me.


It is up to the individual. I find it much easier to keep focus on the task at hand if I can just click on a small menu on the left corner instead of being taken away to a fullscreen-thing that looks completely different from where I just was, and to some people this feeling of being able to keep focus is very important -- losing that can be very disturbing and can hamper their workflow. But as I said, not everyone is equal on this thing.

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RE[3]: I dunno man...
by matthekc on Sat 6th Oct 2012 18:25 in reply to "RE[2]: I dunno man..."
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2006-10-28