User Experience Expert Pans Windows 8

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davelray

Meh, it's not hell. All my Windows games work fine. And with no Aero to have to turn off to boost performance, might even be better. Just have to ignore "Metro."

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warptek2010

Why does it always have to take an 'expert' to justify what you instinctively knew all along but couldn't quite express beyond mere layman's terms?

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Ghok

...think you just answered your own question there.

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warptek2010

Yeah, just thinking aloud I guess.

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Ghok

Haha, cool. Made me chuckle. :)

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TommM

I dislike the way MS is trying to force a mobile UI on to PC users. It's like "we're right, you're wrong so you're going to take this and you're going to like it." Whatever happened to the customer's always right? This mobile UI is the result of 99% of the angst I've seen during the Windows 8 preview period.

For the life of me, I don't know why during installation they couldn't have come up with a choice window asking, "would you prefer the new UI or classic view for your desktop?" You know, like when they were forced to do it with the browser installation portion (being able to select Firefox, Chrome, Opera, IE, etc.) of an install. Then you click whichever UI button you want, you're off and running any everyone's happy.

Now we will have to rely on hacks and work-arounds to do that. Just plain stupid.

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jth

The customer is always right because the customer votes with their dollars. If people don't pay for it then Microsoft will have to make the changes that will sell more units. If those changes that sell are ideal to you, me or whoever then great, you got your way. But if W8 sells enough units to justify continuing the trend then what you want isn't what consumers in general want.

Either way, I think it's alright. It may not be ideal but people are making it out to be way worse than it is. I suppose people don't like change. I'll buy it and use it and be just fine. I mean if worse comes to worse it's not like I'm gonna be deleting all traces of my W7 install key.

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someuid

You honestly think Microsoft is going to leave the future of their company to the risk that customers will speak their minds and not buy Win8? You're very naive.

Microsoft is going to use their market dominance and ability to offer Windows 8 to OEMs at cut rate prices to ensure every manufacturer who sells a laptop, desktop, tablet or inbetween includes a copy of Windows 8. Any OEM who whines will quickly find their access to Windows 7 both cut off and their cost per copy of Windows 8 increased.

Computers are our UIs are about choice. The Windows platform has always been very open. That has been its strenght and why so many businesses turned to Windows platforms rather than Apple's platform.

People are outraged at it not because they have to learn something new. They are outraged because Balmer is taking away their choice and pointing their IT system towards a closed model, much like Apples.

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Gezzer

Haven't tried Win8, and won't be buying to upgrade from Win7.
My big question is why? I can see myself getting it on a tablet some where down the line and that's about it, because Win7 does everything I need it to do.

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vrmlbasic

Trying to fathom how to correctly pronounce "Raluca Budiu" is "cognitively burdensome".

I tried Win 8. I'm not a huge fan of it, but it was less of a cognitive burden than this pronunciation problem. ;)

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Scatter

My problem with it is that they seem to be making change for the sake of change. I understand that they want an OS that's optimal for a tablet but there's absolutely no reason why they couldn't and shouldn't include a classic view for people who like things the way that are already. It also seems like they're trying to close the platform which is also scary.

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eastbayrae

You won't get a good opinion of it here. This site is worse then the Verge when it comes to anything Microsoft has done the past two years. I have the RTM version on both of my laptops and I really like it.

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dracx619

this site has become MAXIMUMHATER. seriously, ive never seen such a collective group of whiners in my life.

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anusbreath

I love Windows 7. I have less than zero interest in or enthusiasm for Windows 8. Hated the new interface the first time I saw it, and it hasn't grown on me one bit. I hope to be one of millions of successful protesters who refuse to buy that ugly p.o.s. and maybe Micro$oft will come to their senses in Windows 9 and get back to a normal interface. They think they have to compete with Apple by stealing their best ideas and "improving" on them, but really, Micro$oft just made a huge disaster out of it. I think they're going to lose a fortune on it. And their stock... wholly crap, their stock hasn't moved in centuries. Micro$oft's time has passed, and it's all downhill from here. Heh.

By the way, I hate Apple for many many many more reasons than Micro$oft. I have no interest at all in owning Apple products of my own. I am however required to learn Objective-C so I can support software for the iPad at my work. Ecchh.

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kevaskous

Yeah, it lacks customizing I want of it, but 3rd party apps will add that later i'm sure. Outside that, whether you like Metro or not, Win8 is certainly a step up on 7.

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xRadeon

Agreed. :)

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captainjack

Any time you finish an article with the word 'burdensome' you have a handful of win(dows 8).

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