quote: Microsoft finds itself under attack for innovating too much.
quote: Still irritating
quote: but pinnned right on the immediate start bar that 8 has no good answer for
quote: Not only that, the start screen can hold so many more programs in a 2 dimensional setting, meaning you can utilize spacial memory more effectively than a linear list of applications. It turns out to be fairly effective if you give it a proper chance.
quote: . It is great for touch, but irritating as hell for a PC. I just don't like it... Count me as part of the 3/4 of tech users that don't like it.
quote: Then why bother with Metro at all.
quote: Then why bother with Metro at all. Just click desktop and stay there?
quote: And what do you need a start button for? Why clutter the taskbar with a big cartoonish icon unnecessarily, when we all know where to click?
quote: Just click desktop and stay there?
quote: MANY of the settings that a user needs to change can only be accessed through the "Metro" UI
quote: Microsoft trying to get into the touchpad based tablet market was expected. But this is not how to do it
quote: And Microsoft wonders why it's failing?
quote: They wonder why Open/Libre Office is fast becoming the Office suite of choice?
quote: The tablet market is where all the growth is happening right now, and they want to maintain a common interface/experience across all their platforms. Computer interfaces change and have to be relearned with every generation.
quote: In the same way, a cell phone, a tablet , a virtualization server, and a workstation are all computers but they need a UI and controls that make sense for the task at hand.
quote: Any useful advice falls mostly on deaf ears.
quote: The Modern UI (not Metro anymore) is good. But there is no synergy with the desktop mode. Applications and apps are segregated. There is not enough thinking behind how they will work together seamlessly and resulting in seemingly half assed product in both parts.
quote: While I do applaud other background kernel optimisations MS has put in. Battery life and performance are improved slightly. You have to agree Windows 8 is quite cheap, so even if people don't like it, they don't necessarily feel ripped off.
quote: But I shouldn't have to relearn everything every time Microsoft feels like designing a new UI.
quote: you think it's a reasonable thing to tell consumers to just buy a "new and improved" product, and then have to go an "fix it" to make it usable.
quote: MS can either fix it, and get rid of the craptastic Metrosexual UI that essentially no one wants, or people can stay with Win7 and never buy Win8.
quote: All these people saying "just do <this>" or "just do <that>" are utterly missing the point. Why should we have to do *anything*?
quote: Win8 is horribly defective, and Win7 isn't.
quote: When we order new PC's it will still be Win7. No way in HELL am I taking calls "how do I this, and how do I that". Not when Win7 works so well.
quote: Computers illetrate
quote: I agree that WIN8 has two faces that doesn't have a body but you are going to root for pretty desktop for how much longer ?
quote: At times I think that people moan just to moan