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Complaints about Windows 8 appear to be mostly lack of knowledge

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    Complaints about Windows 8 appear to be mostly lack of knowledge


    Yes, I like to try something new/better/different. I installed the CP/M mod in my TRS 80 Model III to see what it was all about. Turns out it added lots of capabilities. It wasn't very nice to have to reinitialize the floppy drives every time you changed a disk. Similarly there are some things in Window 8 that won't be as convenient as they were in Windows 7 or even XP.

    Reading many of the complaints on Forum postings I look for responses that tell me the new way to do things and usually find it may be even better than the old way. Not always of course. "Windows 8 Secrets" just released has been a great help in understanding the improvements in desktop and how to use "Metro".

    Every serious productivity (power) user will have to climb that learning curve but the results should be as good or better than Windows 7 and they may even find they enjoy some of the Metro apps.
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    Not my first time come across with this kind of judgement.

    People mostly speak out of their preferences in using Windows as their part of daily life activity. That is why it matters to them venting anything that not meeting their preferences. Knowledge if any, isn't the big deal in this situation.
    Some like Metro, and speak it out.
    Some don't, they do the same thing. But surely speaking about something met and unmet will fall into different ways. That's perfectly normal. At least to me.

    People who like metro will have their time enjoying and exploring it.
    People who don't will demand how things to be as close as their preferences.
    What I understand is, both group are actually within learning process by different ways.

    But, judging people who like and dislike (complain or not complain about) Metro UI just based on their lacking/not lacking knowledge is something that I will never do.

    Kevin
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    You make a good point. However, a year from now how many people who use Windows 8 will still be complaining? Yes, there will be some but most will have gained the knowledge that allows them to easily do everything they did with Windows 7 and more.
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    Frankly, I find that most people that LIKE metro are in fact the ones that "Lack Knowledge".

    They lack the knowledge of how people that REALLY use computers REALLY use them!

    Metro is nothing but a commercial, playskool, walled garden tacked on piece of junk that does nothing for and even gets in the way of real productivity.

    But to each his own...
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    ..... Never mind.. brain fart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    Frankly, I find that most people that LIKE metro are in fact the ones that "Lack Knowledge".

    They lack the knowledge of how people that REALLY use computers REALLY use them!

    Metro is nothing but a commercial, playskool, walled garden tacked on piece of junk that does nothing for and even gets in the way of real productivity.

    But to each his own...

    I don't see much use for Metro yet, but it may get better. I like desktop because it has some nice new features and I hope the faster boot holds up when there are lots of programs installed. It is completely as usable for productivity applications as any previous version of Windows.

    Regarding complaints.... Wow did I complain when I first tried Windows 8 and couldn't figure how to turn the darn thing off. But now that I have more knowledge it turns out to be as easy as in XP or Win 7, two or three clicks. Actually I use a desktop icon for one click reboot or shutdown.
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    Hehehe...

    But seriously. When your job requires you to have multiple monitors and 6-10 programs running at once and the need to have several of them visible at all times, then no Metro itself is completely unusable. Course the Windows 8 desktop is still usable, but all the horn blowing about the end of the desktop and Metro isn't "worse" just "Different" comes from people that seem to not actually work on projects that really USE the windowing interface. But in a lot of cases it's vital. Metro as it is just does not cut it at all in those situations.

    I get Metro, I think I get it more than most (The advertising platform alone is going to make MS $$$ like never before). I cringe at the direction it's taking us to be honest
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    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    I get Metro, I think I get it more than most
    Clearly you don't based on your posts.
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    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Just because someone else doesn't get where I'm coming from, doesn't mean that I don't get Metro... it's use, it's limitations and Microsoft's entire philosophy behind it's push and the various ways they plan on reaping profits from it.
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    Profits... what a terrible thing :-)

    At this point I don't see any real attraction to the Metro apps for me. I can see where folks that spend most of their computer time consuming content will probably find them useful, but not so much on a 24-inch monitor.

    I'll have to admit that when I was using Wordstar and Lotus 123 I didn't see the great attraction for the use of a mouse. Well you know how that ended up. Perhaps I'll fall in love with some Metro apps when I see what's actually available and running from the Store.
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