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Relative Ease in Understanding How Windows 8 Works

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  • I like Win8. How it works relative to other Win OSís is very easy for me to understand.

    24 41.38%
  • I like Win8. How it works relative to other Win OSís is moderately easy for me to understand.

    15 25.86%
  • I like Win8. How it works relative to other Win OSís is not very easy for me to understand.

    3 5.17%
  • I donít like Win8. How it works relative to other Win OSís is very easy for me to understand.

    6 10.34%
  • I donít like Win8. How it works relative to other Win OSís is moderately easy for me to understand.

    6 10.34%
  • I donít like Win8. How it works relative to other Win OSís is not very easy for me to understand.

    4 6.90%
  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    I think it's worth bearing in mind that just because someone understands how it works, it doesn't necessarily mean it was well implemented.

    For example, it may be easy for a user to understand how to shutdown the computer down once they know where the shutdown button is, but it doesn't mean it was well implemented or that they like where Microsoft put the shutdown button.
    Correct. You could do a poll on this matter.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    For example, it may be easy for a user to understand how to shutdown the computer down once they know where the shutdown button is, but it doesn't mean it was well implemented or that they like where Microsoft put the shutdown button.
    If you don't know where the shutdown button is, how the heck did you turn it on? They're the same button!
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  3. #13


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    Hi All:

    Several "trends" to note at this point--based on the first 15 responses. So far the majority (2 to 1) likes Win8. Second, the majority of those that like W8 think how win8 works relative to other Win OS's is moderately easy to understand. Third, no one thinks how Win8 works relative to other Win OSís is not very easy to understand. Third, those that do not like Win8 think how Win8 works relative to other Win8 OS's is very easy to understand.
    Last edited by znod; 01 Feb 2013 at 19:52.
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  4. #14


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    I voted it was easy for me to use versus previous Windows versions. Although the poll answers weren't setup for an asterisk type response.

    My asterisk response would be that at this point in time, Windows 8 is very easy for me to use over previous versions. But it took some time to get there, I didn't know what was going on right off the bat and didn't really understand why things that were changed were changed. Until I finally learned and understood it, it was the easiest thing I've used.
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  5. #15


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    I like Win8. How it works relative to other Win OS’s is not very easy for me to understand.
    I see I am the only vote in this category. But the truth of the matter is that the jump from Windows 7 to Windows 8 was more difficult for me than any of the previous I've made, starting with Windows 3.1. Thank goodness for this forum and Brink's tutorials, because they made it much easier for me.
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  6. #16


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    I'm speculating, but these are so far interesting results.
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  7. #17


    21 votes, sorry but to be interesting you would need many hundreds if not thousands if you were to try and pull any data from the numbers, would you not.

    The most interesting numbers to me are just how few people are here and talking about it, same guys pretty much day after day. OS is out, if it wasn't for oem sales of new machines MS might have to pull a page from EA and just walk away and let it die.
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I voted it was easy for me to use versus previous Windows versions. Although the poll answers weren't setup for an asterisk type response.

    My asterisk response would be that at this point in time, Windows 8 is very easy for me to use over previous versions. But it took some time to get there, I didn't know what was going on right off the bat and didn't really understand why things that were changed were changed. Until I finally learned and understood it, it was the easiest thing I've used.
    Your vote is spot on to me. i don't think that fumbling a bit at the start precludes the "very easy" response.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by DooRules View Post
    21 votes, sorry but to be interesting you would need many hundreds if not thousands if you were to try and pull any data from the numbers, would you not.

    The most interesting numbers to me are just how few people are here and talking about it, same guys pretty much day after day. OS is out, if it wasn't for oem sales of new machines MS might have to pull a page from EA and just walk away and let it die.
    I understand and accept that our polls have no known generalizability beyond even their actual respondents--i.e., not even to the population of forum participants. The best we can hope of is that we accurately capture the information sought about/from our respondents and, in this context, obtain some clues about what is going on in some unidentified larger population.

    If wanting to generalize, say, to all Win8 users in the U.S., then you are right that the sample would have to be considerably larger than the current 21--and the sample, of course, would have to be drawn randomly and hopefully stratified (quick read here). I have no idea about the number of, say, Win8 users in the U.S., but I link here a brief, but not rigorously explained, quick read about survey sample sizes. Note that stratification is not allowed for in this link. Anyway, you might find it interesting. How many Win8 users would you guess there are in the U.S.?--just to allow some thinking about sample size if wanting to generalize the results of some properly conducted Win8 survey to this population.

    Yes, and we'll see how thing go with Win8 sales now that so much OEM buying has been done and the price increases are in effect. MS will/does have some other promote Win8 sales ideas I'm sure. I am seeing more about discounts to students lately, but have not read any of the "articles."

    Thanks for your thoughts.
    Last edited by znod; 02 Feb 2013 at 06:05.
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  10. #20


    I chose: I like Win8. How it works relative to other Win OS’s is moderately easy for me to understand.
    Features I like are big clock &weather on lock screen.
    I use Brink's All apps & Start screen shortcuts pinned to taskbar in addition to windows key
    I like the no folders on All apps screen. It's more friendly for new users & long time users who were scared to open a folder because they didn't want to mess their computer up. After years of the start menu, they can find Paint without calling me.
    The only con I can think of so far is Search. Then again, maybe I haven't found the adjustments yet.
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