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Windows 8 — Disappointing Usability for Both Novice and Po

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    Windows 8 — Disappointing Usability for Both Novice and Po

    An analysis of Windows 8 by a research group.

    Nielsen Norman Group: UX Research, Training, and Consulting

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Hiya whs.

    I have seen that.

    The win8 lovers will ignore it of course.

    Seems spot on to me.
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    i really cannot believe windows 8 is that bad

    it was really made for the tablets and the phone not a desktop
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    Excellent article -- well organized, well-written, based on actual testing results, not a bunch of pro- or anti- Windows 8 hype.

    That said, I remember watch a movie entitled My Cousin Vinny, which has scene in which the defense attourney presents such a well though, well-organized objection that the Judge actually compliments him on it -- and Overrulles it, anyway!

    I think that pretty much portrays the best treatment of this article will get from the Win8 fanatics here.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    An analysis of Windows 8 by a research group.

    Nielsen Norman Group: UX Research, Training, and Consulting
    Spot on.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    I have to say, I'm not a novice, and I can use Windows 8 fluently like 7.

    I must be screwing up the curve....
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    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT

    Read this at the beginning of the article. I guess he couldn't find the Desktop. No wonder he didn't like it.

    One of the worst aspects of Windows 8 for power users is that the product's very name has become a misnomer. "Windows" no longer supports multiple windows on the screen.
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Yeah, I posted this in News several weeks back. And it was indeed dismissed. People see what they want to see. A Guy
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    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit

    I have no problem with what was reported even if it may make Microsoft look poor which I don't care. They only care about my money and if I can't give them my money they will just ignore me they aren't going to help me out of a tight spot. Anyways my biggest concern was their sample size, I am sorry but a sample size of five? Nielsen Norman Group: UX Research, Training, and Consulting
    That's a complete joke, how can I take this site seriously? They also did not specified how they came to their conclusion and what methods they used.
    If they are going to claim big things I expect professionalism at it's best!
    Short-amplitude high-frequency wing strokes determine the aerodynamics of honeybee flight
    Abstract > Methods > Results > opinion/ideas

    That's just my take on I will take their "Groundbreaking Research" with a grain of salt.
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    Windows 8 Pro

    Hi Guys
    Everything is subjective when it comes to user experience.
    I have been using Windows since the 3.0 days and Find Win 8 quite refreshing.
    I also use a Samsung Tablet with Android and I can see where MS is going and I think it is good.
    I will never go back to Win 7 or Win XP which used to be my OS of choice.
    My biggest gripe with Windows as an ex Windows Application programmer is the registry system which replaced the old .ini .
    Linux, which I also use seems so much easier to manage if you are into that side of a computer.
    Have a good XMAS
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