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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 OS’s is very easy for me to understand.

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

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

    3 5.17%
  • I don’t like Win8. How it works relative to other Win OS’s is very easy for me to understand.

    6 10.34%
  • I don’t like Win8. How it works relative to other Win OS’s is moderately easy for me to understand.

    6 10.34%
  • I don’t like Win8. How it works relative to other Win OS’s is not very easy for me to understand.

    4 6.90%
  1. #41


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wetibbe View Post
    90% of Win 8 users are totally clueless and inappreciative. Essentially brain dead.
    Then clearly Microsoft completely missed the market when they designed Windows 8. Maybe that's why sales of Apple and Android devices just keep kicking along.
    Hi there
    "Flakey stats" again (@ both people).

    Why on Earth do you say 90% of W8 users are totally clueless -- let's have "Chapter and Verse" for that stunning piece of observation.

    I don't really think that 90% of people on this Forum would be classed as totally clueless -- and with your incredible knowledge of statistics what % of people here on this Forum USE W8.

    I can't prove it but I'd be quite sure that at least 90% of people on this Forum would have tried W8 -- does that make them all imbeciles.

    As far as sales of Android etc are concerned

    Perhaps the lack of availability of Windows 8 phones / tablets might have had something to do with it to. - Look in places like China where Nokia is very satisfied with how the Lumia W8 phones are doing.

    They are doing quite well in even "Mature" markets - especially in GB, NL, and D.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #42


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    You can still vote. Why not? Just see first paragraph of post #1.

    Summing up again with 46 votes in--adding %'s this time (31 votes in at last sum up).

    1. The majority (34 to 12--73.9%) likes Windows 8.
    2. The majority of those liking Windows 8 think how Windows 8 works relative to other Win OS's is very easy (19) or moderately easy (13) to understand (32 to 2--94.1%).
    3. Only five (5 to 41--10.9%) think how Windows 8 works relative to other Win OS’s is not very easy to understand. Two of these likes Windows 8, and three don't.
    4. The majority (9 to 3--75%) of those that not liking Windows 8 think how Windows 8 works relative to other Windows 8 OS's is very easy (5) or moderately easy (4) to understand.

    These results still lead to the following tentative thoughts (but not conclusions) (and somewhat redundant):

    (a) Those on board here tend to like Windows 8 (34 to 12--73.9%). This "strength" of this outcome surprised me. From reading what's onboard, I expected that a greater percent would have indicated they do not like Windows 8.

    (b) The majority of those onboard here liking Windows 8 tends to think how Windows 8 works relative to other Win OS's is very easy (19) or moderately easy (13) to understand (32 to 2--94.1%).

    (c) The majority of those onboard here not liking Windows 8 tends to think how Windows 8 works relative to other Win OS's is very easy (5) or moderately easy (4) to understand (9 to 3--75%).

    (c) The majority of those onboard here, whether liking or not liking Win8, tends think how Windows 8 works relative to other Win OS's is very easy (19 + 5) or moderately easy (13 + 4) to understand (41 to 5--89.1%).

    (d) Of those onboard here not liking Windows 8 (100% - 73.9% = 26.1%), the majority of them (9 to 3--75%) tends to not think that's because they don't understand Windows 8 (torturous sentence, I know). In this regard, we somewhat frequently see the opinion that those not liking Windows 8 don't understand it. I am not surprised at the "strength" of this outcome.

    In my next sum up, I will be relating the results of this poll to those of other polls. That'll be truly exciting. Hang on to your seats.
    Last edited by znod; 14 Feb 2013 at 15:06.
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  3. #43


    Jimbo.

    I want to be responsive and polite responding to your post.
    Last edited by wetibbe; 11 Feb 2013 at 08:28.
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  4. #44

    Got me seat belt buckled Mate !


    Znod:

    Let er rip !

    Just don't forget that the onus is on YOU for the other poll !

    Se Comsa mon Ami !
    Last edited by wetibbe; 10 Feb 2013 at 16:54.
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  5. #45


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    HaHaHa It will be riveting.
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  6. #46


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by wetibbe View Post
    Jimbo.

    I want to be responsive and polite responding to your post.
    Hi there
    these are YOUR words not mine (spelling error also included --copied exactly from your post)

    .........................90% of Win 8 users are totally clueless and inappreciative. Essentially brain dead..................

    'Nuf said on this issue.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #47


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    You can still vote. Why not? Just see first paragraph of post #1.

    Summing up again with 53 votes in--adding %'s this time (46 votes in at last sum up). This will be the last sum up unless things change dramatically.

    1. The majority (39 to 14--73.6%) likes Windows 8.
    2. The majority of those liking Windows 8 think how Windows 8 works relative to other Win OS's is very easy (23) or moderately easy (14) to understand (37 to 2--94.9%).
    3. Only five (5 to 48--9.4%) think how Windows 8 works relative to other Win OS’s is not very easy to understand. Two of these likes Windows 8, and three don't.
    4. The majority (11 to 3--78.6%) of those that not liking Windows 8 think how Windows 8 works relative to other Windows 8 OS's is very easy (6) or moderately easy (5) to understand.

    These results still lead to the following tentative thoughts (but not conclusions) (and somewhat redundant):

    (a) Those onboard here tend to like Windows 8 (39 to 14--73.6%). This "strength" of this outcome surprised me. From reading what's on board, I expected that a greater percent would have indicated they do not like Windows 8.

    (b) The majority of those onboard here liking Windows 8 tends to think how Windows 8 works relative to other Win OS's is very easy (23) or moderately easy (14) to understand (37 to 2--94.9%).

    (c) The majority of those onboard here not liking Windows 8 tends to think how Windows 8 works relative to other Win OS's is very easy (6) or moderately easy (5) to understand (11 to 3--78.6%).

    (d) The majority of those onboard here, whether liking or not liking Windows 8, tends to think how Windows 8 works relative to other Win OS's is very easy (23 + 6) or moderately easy (14 + 5) to understand (48 to 5--90.6%).

    (e) Of those on board here not liking Windows 8 (100% - 73.6% = 26.4%), the majority of them (11 to 3--78.6%) tends to not think that's because they don't understand Windows 8 (torturous sentence, I know). In this regard, we somewhat frequently see the opinion that those not liking Windows 8 don't understand it. I am not surprised at the "strength" of this outcome.

    In my last sum up I said "in my next sum up, I will be relating the results of this poll to those of other polls. So, here goes--very briefly. Here are the polls I want to relate to the current one, and : Another Poll about the Desktop Start Menu; Poll: Basic Preferences--Using Metro Interface vs Desktop; Do you use apps?; and So, do you use W8 Modern UI apps?

    Original Post Edited Below to Provide Thoughts about Improving Win8 from Both MS and User Perspectives:

    My observation
    is essentially the same WRT all four. Each of these polls might be taken to lend support to the idea that users (particularly onboard-here users) do not like Win8. From an overall perspective, the current poll suggests the opposite strongly. However, I think that the other four polls point to things that both MS and users could benefit from if worked on by MS. Think how well Win9 might be liked if MS does nothing but make a few basic changes. See those below (no original thought here--not all suggested by the other four poll results):

    1. MS provided improved desktop start menu;
    2. MS provided ability to start to either desktop or start screen;
    3. MS provided better ability to customize start screen including tile sizes and ease/flexibility in positioning (same with all apps view)
    4. More useful Apps installed via Win8 installation;
    5. Making Apps work better from the start screen (i.e., consider the way IE works from the start screen);
    6. Not so much push, for example, during install and while using new "Office," on having MS account and use of skything;
    7. Better integration of desktop and metro area--making "everything" possible from each area and standardizing use of terminology; and
    8. MS availability of Aero on desktop


    Last edited by znod; 14 Feb 2013 at 18:07.
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  8. #48


    I wouldn't say I hate windows 8, But every time I use it, WTF were microsoft thinking comes to mind.

    It's like having the car you've being driving for the last 20 years, getting the steering wheel and putting it on the left hand side and then putting the hand brake by your feet, why would you do that when it was fine in the first place- on the right where its ment to be. ha!

    Sorry but Windows 8 seems to be such a big change from windows 7 with no real advantages to the desktop user.
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  9. #49


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    It's like having the car you've being driving for the last 20 years, getting the steering wheel and putting it on the left hand side and then putting the hand brake by your feet
    Isn't that the way how cars are supposed to be. My cars are exactly like that.
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  10. #50


    Znod

    All kidding aside I really think that you are providing a valuable service that I am definitely interested in.

    With your kind indulgence your survey is seriously flawed.

    It doesn't' t take into account the age, sex, education, experience of the respondents. They could be from age 14 or younger to advanced Senior 80 or older. House wife's, kids, casual users, serious business people, and on to College educated and even Intelligence Technology professionals.

    With some trepidation and misgivings I submit that probably a significant percentage of respondents do not have either the qualifications nor expertise to truly judge the actual value of this Operation.
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