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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[3]: Reponse
by HappyGod on Sun 20th Jan 2013 03:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Reponse"
HappyGod
Member since:
2005-10-19

Totally agree.

It took me absolutely ages just to figure out how to shut down my god damned PC in Windows 8.

It's now a game I play with guests on my media PC. I see how long it takes each of them to figure it out. Most just give up.

In case you're wondering, you have to hover you mouse over the right side of the screen, click a totally inappropriate cog icon (which is the universal icon for settings), and then find the icon amongst five other down the bottom of the side bar.

And this is just one of many such bizarre UI decisions in Win8. It really seems like they came up with this stuff while under the influence.

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RE[4]: Reponse
by WereCatf on Sun 20th Jan 2013 03:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Reponse"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Oh, you do it that way. I thought you're supposed to log out first by clicking on your avatar on the Start screen and then clicking on the shutdown - thingie.

Oh well. Just goes to show how unintuitive that whole process is.

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RE[5]: Reponse
by bassbeast on Sun 20th Jan 2013 08:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Reponse"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

See what I mean Werecat? Here you are, a geek with years of exp on a site full of geeks with years of exp and nobody can figure out basic tasks without just randomly poking crap and hoping it does something that is replicable.

And we're fricking geeks for God's sake, we are USED to dealing with funky weird tech all damned day, how in the hell is Joe Average and Sally Secretary supposed to figure this broken mess out? I mean who in the hell thought that simply shutting down the PC should be hidden under the universal SETTINGS icon? Does that make ANY sense?

And THAT is why I'm so damned sick of the Win 8 apologists either giving us the "Oh you're just a Luddite that refuses to accept "innovation" or learn new things" or the "Oh you just (insert bunch of keyboard crap)" excuses. I picked up how to get around your average Linux distro good enough to do basic tasks in maybe an hour, Android didn't even take that long, maybe half an hour, but in Win 8 despite having used Windows since 3.1 and computers since 1982 I couldn't do more than surf with the damned thing after a week! And the keyboard commanders...we are supposed to go back to printing "cheat sheets" like its 1985 again? THAT is innovation?

So I'm sorry but Win 8 is NOT new, its NOT innovative, its BROKEN. Its designed for an interface nobody has and goes bonkers if you use a normal PC interface (such as the swipe one minute move the mouse the next when you use a trackpad problem) and even if you DID have a touchscreen there is ZERO context or clues and what little context there is, like settings equal shutdown, is completely WRONG. I agree with the tech writer whose video i posted, Win 8 deserves a product recall because in its current state its just broken, its just not suitable for purpose.

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RE[5]: Reponse
by zlynx on Mon 21st Jan 2013 01:32 in reply to "RE[4]: Reponse"
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

Well, you are supposed to just press the power button on the computer, like every other device in the house. It is sort of perverse that we've become so used to needing to press a GUI button to shut down the system.

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