Sources: Microsoft, IDC, The Verge
quote: The new OS is expected to restore some semblance of a "Start" button
quote: Reller acknowledges that her company has perhaps over-innovated
quote: I dont know why anyone still complains about this there are plenty of free products to give start back
quote: not enough brain mass in both
quote: no need for another icon to clutter your desktop
quote: The Start Screen is largely an organizational failure
quote: the largest decline in the PC market ever
quote: And yet eyetracking tests have shown that virtually nobody who opens the start menu looks anywhere other thn at just the start menu
quote: You might as well say "virtually nobody who opens the refrigerator door looks anywhere other than in the refrigerator...if nobody looks elsewhere, why not just make the whole kitchen one big refrigerator?"
quote: It just loses efficiency
quote: Seriously, I keep asking and you avoid it. Why do you care how I prefer my work computer to operate?
quote: ...if you've opened the Start menu, you're looking for something in the Start menu. Hence...you'll be looking at the Start menu.
quote: There's a reason that pinning was so popular with Win7
quote: And yet eyetracking tests have shown that virtually nobody who opens the start menu looks anywhere other thn at just the start menu.
quote: I've frequently wanted the Start menu to remain open. Maybe it covers up part of the instructions I'm trying to follow in my browser.
quote: Or maybe I need to adjust a program's settings before I decide what changes to make in Control Panel.
quote: Or (most common) I want to click on something in it, but some background task or a dialog pops up which steals focus, causing the Start menu to close.
quote: Also XP was not able to do that.
quote: Are you telling me using a keyboard + mouse combo is faster and easier than 3 clicks and a scroll? You're nuts
quote: Not if the LCD is small like on the tablets and smart phones that Win8 is optimized for because that's what its intended as, a tablet/smart phone OS
quote: No it isn't. Windows Phone is for smartphones. Windows RT is for tablets. Windows 8 is for desktops/laptops/tablets.
quote: the start menu forces you to leave the screen you were on to go to a fullscreen menu and choose your next shortcut
quote: Hijacking the monitor breaks my mental context, its more like a distraction than an application launcher
quote: MS putting it back in WinBlue
quote: The new has giant tiles that are too large to put all of my 2nd level shortcuts
quote: I don't like anything full screen
quote: I'm guessing you don't want to be able to watch a movie/show while chatting or surfing the web.
quote: Granted that a touch screen costs a lot more than a non-touch screen
quote: If the Windows OEMs are serious about the brand and keeping customers they need to take the price hit and make the bottom of the barrel hardware better.
quote: I don't?
quote: are you serious?
quote: My boss at work bought a win8 laptop last year and just want the damn thing to work right. She said it collected dust for 6 months because she hates it. I told her I'd install her win7 using her old license for her. Now she's using it every day. I guess she's one of DT's readers?
quote: I've done this for 3 other friends and my parents. All 3 of my sisters and their husbands reverted their laptops back themselves or paid a shop to do it.
quote: Most people I know are not tech savvy. When the majority is complaining about the same problem and voluntarily pay to "degrade" to win7, it's a problem.
quote: Why don't you go into Best Buy or Microcenter and ask them how many people ask for Win7 after getting their new laptop.
quote: Last week, I was in Costco looking at laptop and someone was actually looking for a laptop that doesn't have win8. Yea, all the MS fanboys struggle to admit Metro UI is crap and should only be on a tablet.
quote: One big problem with Windows 8 is that despite the radical overhaul customers are presented with no basic tutorial on how to use the new OS when they turn it on for the first time. Ms. Reller acknowledges that her company has perhaps over-innovated without giving customers a clear learning path commenting, "The learning curve is real, and we need to address it. We're not sitting back and saying, they will get used to it. We've considered a lot of different scenarios to help traditional PC users move forward as well as making usability that much better on all devices."
quote: Now you have a PC that piss you off and a tablet that can do almost everything the PC can. The choice is easy to switch to tablets.
quote: One big problem with Windows 8 is that despite the radical overhaul customers are presented with no basic tutorial on how to use the new OS when they turn it on for the first time.
quote: Simply put, Microsoft is not nearly as relevant to the IT industry as they were not so long ago
quote: Microsoft is reportedly working on a smaller, more affordable Surface, in line with Apple and Samsung's strategy.