mcgiggity69, on 20 December 2012 - 06:13 AM, said:
What still bothers me is that people keep saying that the "Start Menu is gone"....NO IT'S NOT, they redesigned it as the Start Screen. Think about it, it does exactly what the old Start Menu did: search for files and programs, pin most used programs and apps to it, log in/shut down from it, etc. Microsoft got rid of the old Start Menu design because they figured it was time for change. If they decided to put a Start Button in their desktop app, that would be the only app people would use because they are too afraid or lazy to change, so it would be as if they are still using Windows 7 and Microsoft would fail in their goal to get customers to use the Windows 8 aspect of the OS. As far as businesses not wanting to upgrade to Windows 8 because they are just starting to upgrade to Windows 7, it's kind of their fault for not upgrading right away when Windows 7 came out. That was roughly 3 or 4 years ago. If they really wanted to upgrade back then they could've.
You miss the point entirely. This was an unnecessary complication. If it was your job to explain the 'new' system to 15,000 employees, you'd have NO free time for years. Even if one pretends one can learn the new interface in two hours, the average employee cost OF that two hours, is about $300*. So now multiply that by millions of employees, and you've created a MASSIVE inflation for no benefit added
, that will have to be passed onto the customer. It's CRIMINAL!
This latest change of interface despite protests each time, proves that MS wants to be deaf to its customers' needs. Therefore, its other changes in the OS function, will be likewise tyrannical and incompetent. When someone goes deaf on purpose, it's due to arrogance and incompetence inevitably results. So whatever the company USED to get right, will become worse and worse. No thank you.
Never buy stock in a company which proves willfully deaf to its customers.
So from now on, I'm moving to another OS I can control, not MS. It's a really bad sign when a company totally disregards its customers, and that's what it's been doing for over 10 years. I fault myself for being so slow on the uptake.
So will use my existing stuff, learn to partition and dual boot, and over time move to some flavor of Linux. I just ordered 13 distros from Amazon -- they come in 'live' packages now, very handy -- and will spend the next year or two testing them all.
*Presume average pay of $40,000 for 2000 hours (full-time), equals $20 per hour, times 1.33 for benefits and FICA paid by employer, means $26.6. This then has to be billed out at double its rate, so $53 per hour. That's only the marginal cost of the employee who learns. Doesn't include the cost of the machine, peripherals, installation, other upgrades, nor the cost of the trainer, help desk, accounting, management associated with organizing the training, nor the time cost of developing a training model, nor the cost of other staff who also first had to learn in order to explain it to the employee. Doesn't include the fixed costs which go on for the same amount of time absent production by the employee. Since the actual production by an employee is usually about 1/3 the total, you get $150 per hour as the real cost, for no added production of anything which can be sold. WHERE is the offsetting savings in operation, by the new OS? Nowhere.
This post has been edited by brainout: 20 December 2012 - 10:22 AM