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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. #1


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    Relative Ease in Understanding How Windows 8 Works


    You can still vote.

    But, if you have no reasonable basis for selecting a response in this poll then please do not participate. If you selected a response without a reasonable basis, then please take your vote back. Note that having a reasonable basis for making an assessment about relative ease of understanding how Windows 8 works relative to other Win OSís requires adequate familiarity with only one Windows OS besides Windows 8. I require a forced choice between liking and disliking Windows 8 for obvious reasons.

    I think this poll is mostly self explanatory. There is a great deal of discussion about why individuals react to Windows 8 as they do. For example, a commonly expressed idea is that many don't like Windows 8 because they don't understand how it works. So, I want to gather some quantitative information about whether you like or dislike Windows 8 and how you feel about the relative easy in understanding how Windows 8 works compared to other Windows operating systems (OS's).
    Last edited by znod; 03 Feb 2013 at 08:12.

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  2. #2


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    What poll?

    You also need to make polls more expansive. If you don't want people to participate, then include an option that says something like "I don't have a basis for making a commnet".

    Like, with your $40 upgrade poll, there is only two options. One for people that used it, and the other is "Windows 8 isn't for me", this assumes that people either used the $40 upgrade or didn't upgrade at all. There are many other options. So a third option of "I used another means to upgrade" would have been appropriate.

    The point is, you don't get the results you're looking for, you only get results within some tiny frame of how you posed the question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    What poll?

    You also need to make polls more expansive. If you don't want people to participate, then include an option that says something like "I don't have a basis for making a commnet".

    Like, with your $40 upgrade poll, there is only two options. One for people that used it, and the other is "Windows 8 isn't for me", this assumes that people either used the $40 upgrade or didn't upgrade at all. There are many other options. So a third option of "I used another means to upgrade" would have been appropriate.

    The point is, you don't get the results you're looking for, you only get results within some tiny frame of how you posed the question.
    I am happy with the way I set the poll up. It will provide me with the information I want. I want each individual to decide if he or she has a reasonable basis for providing a response. Logically, an individual would not provide a response without having what he or she believes to be a reasonable basis. I'll trust individuals to unvote if they decide they voted rashly. And, this way we don't have to adjust for who knows how many saying they have no reasonable basis.

    I didn't do a $40 upgrade poll. Note that my current poll has six options not two as you mention.
    Last edited by znod; 02 Feb 2013 at 06:11.
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  4. #4


    Znod;


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


    However, I simply do not understand this apparent obsession to canvass users of Win 8 ????????
    Last edited by wetibbe; 07 Feb 2013 at 06:54.
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    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.
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    At first Win8 was very new to me. I've had to look and seach to find the things that I wanted to do. But after like two days I've completely understood the way it worked and found that it worked better for me than Win7. Which I've been using before that.

    My answer to your poll was ==> I like Win8. How it works relative to other Win OS’s is very easy for me to understand.

    The fact that I had to play with it for a couple of day's doesn't change this. I mean, who here really understands an OS within a second after first seeing it? It also took me a couple day's to get used to Win7 and XP before that.

    Compared to Win7 though Win8 is easier to understand for me and makes me work more productive.

    Hope this input is helpfull to you znod!
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    Understand completely. Thank you for responding.
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    You're welcome.
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  9. #9


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    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.
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    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.
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