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[3]: I dunno man...
by WereCatf on Sat 6th Oct 2012 10:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I dunno man..."
WereCatf
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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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