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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. #51


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    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.
    If you want to be scientific about it, you got a point. However, those 'unqualified' people are the potential customers that are supposed to buy that stuff. So their opinion is not irrelevant. Remember what happened to Vista based on unqualified opinions.

    After working in Operating System development for 35 years I consider myself halfway qualified. And I tell you - Windows 8 is NOT what the doctor prescribed for the desktop.

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  2. #52


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    HMMMMMMMMMMMM!, it would appear the likes are way out ahead of the dislike, or football 7 monkey 0. . .
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  3. #53


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by wetibbe View Post
    Znod

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

    2. 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.

    3. 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.
    1. Thank you.

    2.
    I have discussed the problems of trying to do generalizable/stratified polls on our forums before--including with you (see posts 4 and 5 below). It isn't going to happen. We can't even use random selection here. Everyone onboard who has ever done any kind of valid surveying understands what I am saying. On this poll, I made it clear that the "tentative thoughts (but not conclusions)" that I offered pertain only to those onboard here.

    The groups you mention are precisely some of the sorts that I would like to have the opinions of in the matters I considered in my survey. Stratification would be nice, but it is not possible here.

    3. Why would I care that a "significant percentage of respondents do not have either the qualifications nor expertise to truly judge the actual value of this Operation?" The poll does not deal with qualified or expert judgements of the value of any anything.

    Please reflect on our earlier discussion on this thread--posts 4 and 5. And, please read the other thread discussions above about generalizability, stratification, etc.

    Post 4
    Quote Originally Posted by wetibbe View Post
    Znod;


    I think that you are as smart as they come. Very astute and knowledgeable. Much appreciated.

    I need to insert an original comment of your that appeared here originally so that some of the things I say in my post 5 have rationale. Here is the comment that originally appeared in this post.


    However, I simply do not understand this apparent obsession to canvass users of Win 8 ????????

    I need to insert a comment and a question you included in this post originally so that the foundation for some of the things I said below in post 5 is clear. You said originally:

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


    Does that fit your model ?"

    Post 5
    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Thank you; I appreciate your kind thoughts. Canvassing Win8 users is pretty much all I can canvas on a Win8 forum. In a poll like this one, which is intended to provide very general information about the relative ease in understanding how Windows 8 works relative to other Win OSís, I think that every response ought to count regardless of what I might think about the stratified characteristics of the respondents. Note that polls here can't do much WRT stratification because of their limitations. Others might want to specify different characteristics (compared to my single one) of those eligible to respond to polls similar to this one upfront (e.g., might want to restrict to "power users" and up, etc.). In this regard, note that allowing for "everything" in the available responses if problematic here because of the limited number of responses possible and the limited number of characters allowed per response.

    In deciding to do a poll (this one is my third), I tend to focus on topics that I think are important and are of general interest. In this regard, if I see a poll that purports to provide information on an important topic of general interest, but IMO doesn't do it well, then I might be inclined to do a poll that I think better deals with the issue.
    Last edited by znod; 14 Feb 2013 at 15:14.
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  4. #54


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    football 7 monkey 0. . .
    I think I got that. Cute, I think.
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  5. #55


    Znod;

    Malgre toute - in spite of all

    This is a harsh world of the survival of the fittest. Some can cope and some can fall by the wayside.


    Sorry to be so sanguine but that is reality in this troubled world.

    Whoever said that all men are equal never visited Windows 8 !
    Last edited by wetibbe; 15 Feb 2013 at 08:57.
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  6. #56


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Your post-50 criticism is not an issue, per se, nor is anything you said above. The pointlessness of your apparent post-50 desire to reiterate concerning matters we discussed earlier and that I and others discussed earlier is the problem. In this regard, you act, in post 50, like I have not already acknowledged the issues you raise and have not explained why better modi operandi are not possible here. Your post 50 seems to suggest you would prefer that my survey had addressed different issues/respondents. I addressed the issues/respondents I wanted. If you want other issues/respondents to be addressed, then do a survey.
    Last edited by znod; 16 Feb 2013 at 06:43.
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