Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th May 2013 17:38 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Windows "Today at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, Tami Reller shared with the audience that the update previously referred to as 'Windows Blue' will be called Windows 8.1 and will be a free update to Windows 8 for consumers through the Windows Store." They really didn't have much of a choice, but good news anyway.
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Hope they've solved conveyance issues
by tomchr on Wed 15th May 2013 11:46 UTC
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I really hope that Microsoft have done something to solve the conveyance issues.

See the youtube example:

around 11:20 and forward

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chekr Member since:

Control Panel can be found by bringing up charms, clicking/tapping Settings then Control Panel - not rocket science

Its more of an attitude than aptitude problem. People are resistant to change, every major UI overhaul I have ever seen has had people whinge and moan as if the end of the world had come. I rolled mice out across an entire bank in the nineties and you'd think we were killing puppies the response we got.

In the end people begrudgingly learn then reap the benefits.

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tomchr Member since:

Its more of an attitude than aptitude problem. People are resistant to change...

It is not a question of being resistant to change, but finding the whole usability approach ugly and lacking any intelligible justification.

It like being forced to drive a rainbow colored Fiat Mulitpla. No matter how it drives, it is still an ugly car.

...or going to work in a Ronald Mcdonald suit. Sure, you are insulated and not naked, but you still look like a clown.

Microsoft seriously needs to get over its Playmobil design fetish. Unfortunately, I do not see this happening anytime soon.

Edited 2013-05-15 14:21 UTC

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tylerdurden Member since:

Even the name "charm" is completely not intuitive of the functionality it refers to.

Metro is an utter usability clusterf*ck on the desktop.

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