Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th May 2013 22:46 UTC
Windows "After acknowledging its Windows Blue codename publicly in March, Microsoft is getting closer to revealing all about the upcoming Windows 8 update. In an interview with The Verge this week, Microsoft's Windows CFO Tami Reller provided some details on where the company is heading with its Blue project."
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by jared_wilkes on Wed 8th May 2013 22:10 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: ..."
jared_wilkes
Member since:
2011-04-25

The majority of users know zero to a few shortcuts. You can spend a half hour teaching them one keyboard shortcut and fifteen minutes later it will be forgotten (and this is with easy ones like Open, Print, Copy). There is no way to discover this without thinking to enact a keyboard shortcut specifically crafted to be used by professionals.

I've watched power users and people who researched Win 8 hunt for 15-20 minutes for a way to shut down the computer or close on app. There is no reason for this to be happening. No matter if there are 30 keyboard shortcuts to invoke it.

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by WorknMan on Wed 8th May 2013 22:57 in reply to "RE[10]: ..."
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

The majority of users know zero to a few shortcuts


But these are probably not the people who are yelling and screaming about it on tech blogs either. I'm guessing that in 8.1, they'll make some adjustments, like putting a shutdown/restart button on the Start screen to make it easier on the tech tards.

For the rest of us, I understand there are a few adjustments (like CTRL+ALT+DEL to shut down) that need to be made, but the nerd rage has been blown completely out of proportion. I'm not exactly a Windows 8 Evangelist, but I don't really miss the Start button either. After a few days in the new environment and learning where everything was, I was fine.

And to be honest, I was more pissed off upgrading from XP to Windows 7, only to find out they re-arranged the entire control panel and settings dialogs for no discernible reason. That was a bigger pain in the ass than Windows 8 IMO, but I eventually got used to it. Still prefer XP as a whole to either 7 or 8 though, but hey... we have to move on.

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by jared_wilkes on Thu 9th May 2013 02:27 in reply to "RE[11]: ..."
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

People literally don't know how to shut their computers off because of Windows 8. That's a pretty fundamental and rage-worthy problem.

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by BushLin on Thu 9th May 2013 17:14 in reply to "RE[11]: ..."
BushLin Member since:
2011-01-26

No, they're probably the poor sods supporting Windows 8 and an army of frustrated users.

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