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Study says: Windows 8 users rarely touch Metro apps

  1. #61

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Windows 8 is as modern as modern can be nowadays for an OS. Quite brilliant IMO.
    According to Ford, so was the Edsel back in its day.

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  2. #62

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    The problem with Windows 8 (original version) was that it certainly WASN'T a first class piece of workmanship. The modifications in the 8.1 version appear to have fixed the main problems with the original version.
    Its good we agree on Titanic's materials and it state-of-the-art design. As an engineer I'm sure you know it was a classic build for its day. The sheer size, compartmentalization of its hull, first class accommodations, radio technology, electrical circuitry, and the like we're all leading edge tech. Creative ingenuity, engineering, planning, and building of it was a great feat. Just the hours of thought that went into it had to be astronomical.

    Was it perfect? Obviously not. Its sank, although its sister ships survived. As in one of Murphy's laws > If anything can go wrong, it will. But, they were a first class act. I just so happen to think it was human error that brought Titanic down.

    Same way with 8. Much creative ingenuity, engineering, planning, and code writing went into it. Just like the transition from MS-DOS to a graphical UI as in 95, 8 is a transition into a touch centric UI era. Is it perfect? No, but a classic first attempt at a new way of computing IMO.

    I agree with the hints of change we're seeing in 8.1. It will certainly give people more options.

    However in the case of the titanic - modifying the "Unsinkable bulkheads" as was done for the other two ships in the series --wouldn't necessarily have saved the titanic either -- there's still huge speculation about that but the length of the gash in the side of the ship probably would have been fatal whatever system was in place. The Titanic was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    I don't believe in luck myself. I believe in doing and trying to do the best thing. They were pushing the envelope with Titanic. It seems they were trying to break the record time. "Full speed ahead" for a good maiden voyage and a good ad campaign. They were in the wrong place going too fast at the wrong time IMO. It was dark night. And to go further south out of harm's way would have put more miles therefore more time onto the voyage. Big mistake IMO. Like a lot that we see, it was all about the money and not people's safety. To me such things should actually be a crime.

    I think MS to be on the right course with good timing.
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  3. #63

    Who knows if Soluto's user base, which they based their 'findings' on, is anything like a meaningful pool of real users?
    I don't know if even Microsoft has yet learned that its user experience program members are not representative of the whole world!
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