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Will 90 percent of users always hate Windows 8?

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    Will 90 percent of users always hate Windows 8?


    Summary: Windows 8 doesn't exactly seem to be setting the world alight. Perhaps the requirement that indifferent users have to sit down and learn their way around something new is causing problems...
    A very interesting article that summarizes a lot of the elements we have been discussing here.

    Will 90 percent of users always hate Windows 8? | ZDNet

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    Thanks for sharing. The article may explain some things, but I mostly quit reading after what's below--early in the article. I have no confidence in anyone who would make the statement below--either in the context of the article or in any other context.

    "This method, by the way, explains Apple quite precisely. Apple's products don't do much, but what they do do requires no cognitive load or expectation of understanding drawing from prior experience whatsoever. For example, my son who at nine months of age would happily flick around the photo app on my iPad. Nine months!"

    I read pretty many of the ZDNet news articles, and, IMO, the authors generally aren't very astute and especially not when it comes to Win8. About a week ago one author wrote about his discovery that you can get a start menu for Win8.
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    I began reading the article but about half way through I just clicked it off as more idiocy, disingenuous BS diatribe. Sorry to say that we have an element in our society that manufactures statistics from thin air and purports to be an authority wherein in actuality they are just so much ho hum Bull ShIX artistry.

    My humble apology to the delicate readers, really !

    I don't belong to Microsoft, I'm not a spokesman for Windows 8. NO attachment, no nothing.

    If there is any 90% it is the users and Newbies to Win 8 that don't even understand 90% of the OS. And I include myself except that my percentage of understanding is estimated now at 45% and increasing daily because I care and study it.

    There is and was no previous OS that can touch Win 8 with a ten foot pole.

    Further I will reiterate, again, that it is an exceptional marvel in technology and a breakthroug in science in that it brings forth the elusive 6th sense, bio-tech, touch sense, a dialectirec detection of the human bodys emissions of electric impulses detected by touch technology.
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    Thanks for posting the article, WHS.

    Not only the article, but I like reading the comments readers leave. One asked where do the stats come from? 1+9+90%? I realize he's getting it from the mentioned book, but then, again, where do those stats come from? Show me the stats from studies, not hearsay as it stands. Not one author I've read has referenced them other than one cold-show study without some short instructions to the candidates first.

    Then to mention that his friend bought a lappy without touch screen. Doesn't anyone research and evaluate products before buying them? Windows 8 is written for touch. It's touch centric. Although it works well on a non touch centric device, why would he purchase a mobile device that is not?

    Perhaps MS should advertise 8 as "Windows 8. Our complete touch centric OS". Perhaps that would get 8 over the hurdle.

    Lastly, new products demand at least some learning. I don't know about anyone else, but I had to learn new things of previous OSs. I have to learn what's new in any new product I buy and use. I can't assume it's like the last. e.g. I learned how to drive using conventional manual hydraulic breaks. Then came power hydraulic breaks. Learned the "feel" of those. Then came ABS. I had to learn that I no longer needed to pump the breaks on slippery road surfaces in order to maintain steering control. I simply apply pressure and hold. The new system now does it for me.

    I sure the hell hope I don't live in a world where 90% of people don't care to learn. Perhaps I'm naive after all?!! Geez......
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    Understand what you guys are saying. But I found this section interesting.

    •A tiny percentage (say one percent) of users are experts, with a high tolerance for learning.
    •A few more (say nine percent) of users are willing adopters — they have an expectation that the product will meet their needs, and some (albeit low) tolerance for learning.
    •The remaining 90 percent of users just use technology to get a job done and have no tolerance for learning at all. These are mainstreamers.
    It coincides with an article I read a few years ago. There it was stated that only 2% of the world population advance civilization with invention, innovation, etc. The remaining 98% are just lemmings.
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    There is and was no previous OS that can touch Win 8 with a ten foot pole.
    Well it appears your perspective is completely unbiased....
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    No, because 90 percent of users don't hate Office 2007, 2010, or 2013.

    Some people are too superficial in determining their analysis of Windows 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    No, because 90 percent of users don't hate Office 2007, 2010, or 2013.

    Some people are too superficial in determining their analysis of Windows 8.
    And some focus solely on superficiality and lose focus on how others use computers for productivity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    No, because 90 percent of users don't hate Office 2007, 2010, or 2013.

    Some people are too superficial in determining their analysis of Windows 8.
    Some have issue with the ribbon, but I love the ribbon. I always had trouble with Office 2003.
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    They're not superficial. Just readers climbing on to hackneyed statements made in the early pre release days.
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