Source: MIT Technology Review
quote: Exactly. The start page backlash really doesn't make sense. It's a giant start menu giving you more one-click access, spatial arrangement ability, and has an OPTIONAL second app ecosystem. What's so hard about simply not using the latter if you don't like it, and just enjoying all the other improvements?
quote: Often times I copy a folder path, hit the start key, press ctrl-v, press enter, and I am to my destination in a fraction of a second.
quote: You "still have the option of using a mouse and keyboard"? Really? The OPTION? Mouse and keyboard is the way real work gets done on a computer.
quote: Vista was "bad" because it's memory usage was high, performance wasn't great, and UAC was too aggressive by default.
quote: XP that could run smoothly on under 128MB
quote: Not sure why you think Windows 8 is a fail just because there is a very vocal minority that can't stand any change.
quote: She added the importance of touch on desktops as well as mobile devices to enhance the experience of using Windows 8, while still giving users the option to have a keyboard and mouse.
quote: Hold your arm straight out in front of you for several minutes and you'll realise why - the physical exertion needed to use a touch monitor is ludicrous compared to a mouse. It's inefficient and ungainly.
quote: That's if you're stuck in the old paradigm. Many of my employees could benefit by a 10" mobile device rather than having to go back to their desks to use a desktop.