Linked by Yoni on Fri 18th Jan 2013 21:56 UTC
Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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RE[2]: Reponse
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 18th Jan 2013 22:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Reponse"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

That's easily explained: Windows 8 is disliked because it forces a touch interface on a mouse/keyboard system.

Metro should have been restricted to tablets/smartphones, and Microsoft should have saved the desktop for regular PCs.

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RE[3]: Reponse
by moondevil on Fri 18th Jan 2013 23:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Reponse"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Based on my experience, I wouldn't be surprised if this was a marketing/upper management decision.

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RE[4]: Reponse
by Elv13 on Sat 19th Jan 2013 02:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Reponse"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

What else, really. Do you think a lone engineer turned Metro on by default? Microsoft isn't Sony!

Of course it is a top executive decision. Milk your milking cow until it die, don't kill it because you want a juicy steak for supper unless you believe it will die tomorrow.

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RE[3]: Reponse
by bassbeast on Sat 19th Jan 2013 17:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Reponse"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Its not just that Thom the whole Metro UI is completely inconsistent with the rest of the OS, things will be in one area of the desktop and a different area in metro for no good reason, you have a completely new UI but little to nothing telling you what this or that actually DOES and trying to use search to get the answer is pointless since you have to know what the MSFT terminology is for what you are doing which if you know that you'll know where to find it.

Check out the little animated video i linked to earlier, he lays out all the problems better than I ever could, I would merely add I had no trouble picking up Android, iOS, Linux, etc but Win 8 with its lack of context or explanation made me give up in frustration, yes its THAT bad.

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