Windows 8 Interface Called 'disappointing' By Usability Expert
Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:14 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:33 PM
No shocks Newman reported on it!
Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:35 PM
Really, why stick around for another long ride when you can pivot to a very good and stable o/s now? I'm enjoying Apple products much more than I've enjoyed Windows based products since the magic of the first Compaq computer. I'll keep Win 7 going for a few more years though. It works fine.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:59 PM
Why not just stick with 7 a few more years until they get their $h!t together and produce a better OS? You know, you don't have to jump to the newest OS whenever it gets released.
It's not an Apple product, where you have to get the newest model every year.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:02 PM
I may switch back!
Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:34 PM
I just don't understand all this moaning and groaning. The desktop's still there virtually unchanged. MS just threw in a rather fascinating new goody on top of it, take it or easily leave it. Our choice.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:49 PM
Where are those people whom MS paid a lot of money to verify that the UI was usable? MS employees do not count--they will hardly say "no" to a bad UI (after all it is their employer). Where are those non-MS employees who have data entry/work to do in traditional offices? They would not have "okayed" the new UI.
Clearly the result of pandering to touch-centric tablets and smartphones, with a vague attempt to satisfy laptop/desktop users.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:52 PM
All new things take some getting used to. In response to your comment about difficulty getting to Utilities. Try this: Hold down the "Windows" key & the "X" key. A new handy menu pops up with 15 frequently used utilities. Doesn't get much easier than that.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:00 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:03 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:13 PM
No deeply compelling reason, especially if the Metro screen doesn't grab you. But it is the latest Windows and there are many speed, efficiency and stability improvements over 7. It's also only 40 bucks til January. I couldn't resist it at that price.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:36 PM
I switched to Windows 8 the day it came out. It took a few hours, but pretty quickly I had learned where things are. Once I had unlearned what I already knew, I was quickly productive. Actually, with all the changes I have been able to adopt to my workflow, I am now incredibly more productive. The reason is that rather than resisting going to the Cloud, I made the transition. I have reorganized myself and lots of the tedious steps I had to do to share information with my collaborators around the globe are now very automated - two button clicks and a simple form fill-out.
It's a big improvement if you decide to find reasons to like it rather than stubbornly try and stand against the tides of progress. Do you live to adapt or do you live to whine?
Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:47 PM
I'm telling people to stay away from Windows 8 for at least a year to see if Microsoft makes any major changes. This is like Windows Me and Vista all over again.