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What do normal people think of new Windows 8 PCs?

  1. #31


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    [QUOTE=pparks1;138175][QUOTE=Coke Robot;138137]

    By the way, what type of people do you work with?
    All different types. I work for a software company. The US office has some IT staff, customer service people, sales people and a few programmers. Some are men, handful of women. Mostly mid 30s to mid 40s. Half a dozen under 25.

    You seem to confuse intuitive for difficult. I never said dragging it to the bottom of the screen was hard, I said it wasn't intuitive. It's fine once they are shown how, but I have not found anybody yet who naturally did that to close an app. Clicking an X in the upper corner made sense to close an app. Dragging the cursor to the top of the screen until it turns into a hand and then dragging to the bottom of the screen to close it does NOT really make sense. You can say that it's logical and makes sense, but unless you are told how to do it, I bet most people would not just naturally figure it out. And that is what intuitive means, figuring it out and having it come naturally, almost instinctively...and that is exactly what we do not have here.

    It's easy enough once you know, not hard to accomplish..but not intuitive.
    Hmmmm...interesting. So basically you're saying that most people you work with probably aren't your typical normal person, as you said you know a guy that went out of his way to buy 7 Pro over 8 for a puter build. Last I checked, normal people don't do that, along with being on an IT staff, or doing programming work. If I should say so myself, I've noticed IT people are REALLY against Windows 8 because they've seen the past struggles of a new UI and a new OS and the new technology and the new frustrations that accumulates.

    Yeah, I wouldn't think most people would figure out how to close an app like that, as the way to close an app since computing has taken place was through a keyboard command or clicking on an X on a corner of a window since about the mid 1980s. I find it makes sense, when you say close down the app, you LITERALLY mean close DOWN the app. In a physical sense, you physically drag down the app, hence closing it down. But with time, this method of closing down an app will become instinct. As I see it, Windows 8 has a couple of major things that really has changed computing and computing paradigms. What doesn't seem intuitive, will. I for one once thought that the sidebar Charms that were introduced with the Consumer Preview weren't intuitive as they were the touch method versus the mouse method in the Developer Preview. But after using them constantly, it's natural to me. In the larger scope of things, that was probably a good move for Microsoft to make to unify input ranges though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I see the col is on form . I didn't understand a word of it either.
    Sumerian cuneiform is different, yes?
    And different is always good, right?
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  3. #33


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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Why? Oh why? are some people always against different is beyond me!
    I demand every post from you from now on be written in Sumerian cuneiform.
    Here is your reference guide:
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    I now demand that all posts are to be written with related images.

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  4. #34


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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I see the col is on form . I didn't understand a word of it either.
    Sumerian cuneiform is different, yes?
    And different is always good, right?
    If it's not different, then it would mean assimilation to what a group considers to be the norm, regardless of it's better or not.
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    You know what's funny, Cokie? That pic of the kids and the cat on the water - A long time ago I found that cat somewhere and put it in this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    If it's not different, then it would mean assimilation to what a group considers to be the norm, regardless of it's better or not.
    Well that's not the point that was argued. It's often just left at - change is good, different is good, etc. The kind of change is never mentioned. What you just typed is another way of saying what I've been saying for a freaking year.

    Welcome to the dark side sucker HAHAHAHAHA!
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    I am trying to follow the new must-use-photo-only rule but it is difficult.
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  7. #37


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    Guess I am quiet normal..Middle aged ..grandma now..remember the Furry Freak Brothers & Fritz the cat...where did all those years go?!

    I have been using windows since 3.1 days..having a love/hate relationship with MS with each new Windows reincarnation..

    Have had Windows 8 for one day and I do like some of it and not others but I love the challenge and the learning curve!

    What I am very puzzled by though is the hard work you have to put in to use it..such as mouse in the corners..dragging apps to the bottom to close and using all the keyboard shortcuts..it all seems like such a retrograde step when windows was invented to be easy to use by the masses.

    Since searching for Win 8 help & tips etc on the net I have come across SO many sites telling me how to change windows 8 to look like windows 7 so I guess that must say something about what people are thinking.

    I suppose it would be much easier & intuitive with touch so maybe I will have to get a tablet...as it all seems so clunky on the PC
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    What peoples thing of Windows 8

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    This is my second week with windows 8 and after working at least 3 days with help of "How to Geek" I am 100% on the desk top which includes live mail. I have a Samsung 830 256gb SSD and the speed of my computer which has 16gb of ram is unbelievable. Startup is 15 secs. shutdown is 4 secs & opening any program is instant. I never use sleep now as startup is faster than waking up from sleep. So now I can say I am a happy camper with windows 8 but I am a intermediate computer user and I am sure that it would be difficult for a newie. jimjoh
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    I understood your post, col. The one you were replying to made no sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I see the col is on form . I didn't understand a word of it either.
    Sumerian cuneiform is different, yes?
    And different is always good, right?
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