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Windows 8 Disappointing Usability

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    Samuelbabe


    U will get to know it and u will love later


    Roze 😉

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    Windows 10 (64 bit)


    Windows 8 wrestles with PC's legacy


    I'm by no means the first one to say this but Windows 8 and older PCs make an odd couple.
    But let me back up for a second. Before the release of Windows 8 on October 26, I tested Windows 8 on tablets only, such as the Intel-based Samsung slate that Microsoft sold in its stores. And I was impressed with Metro.
    That was then. Windows 8 Pro 64-bit is now installed on my Dell Adamo laptop. And I rarely venture into the Metro UI unless if I'm forced to.

    Windows 8 wrestles with PC's legacy | Windows 8 - CNET Reviews
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  3. #53


    Quote Originally Posted by Johnsonroze 13 View Post
    U will get to know it and u will love later


    Roze 
    Welcome to EightForums, Johnsonroze 13. It's good to have you aboard.

    Not quite sure as how to take your post. I'll assume it's on a positive note?
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  4. #54


    Quote Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
    Windows 8 wrestles with PC's legacy


    I'm by no means the first one to say this but Windows 8 and older PCs make an odd couple.
    But let me back up for a second. Before the release of Windows 8 on October 26, I tested Windows 8 on tablets only, such as the Intel-based Samsung slate that Microsoft sold in its stores. And I was impressed with Metro.
    That was then. Windows 8 Pro 64-bit is now installed on my Dell Adamo laptop. And I rarely venture into the Metro UI unless if I'm forced to.

    Windows 8 wrestles with PC's legacy | Windows 8 - CNET Reviews
    This author is fairly reasonable in his evaluation, although I don't agree with him totally. It may be an "odd couple" on a desktop PC, for it's a "transitional" OS to a way of navigation that's much better IMO. I think it works just fine on a desktop PC with mouse and keyboard. The learning curve is a bit more compared to other OSs, but I don't think it's as "steep" as some make it out to be.

    I'm surely not understanding a lot of the negative press MS is getting over 8. A lot is just plain bogus, especially the Nielsen Norman Group article. Truly an unscientific approach to test the navigational qualities and usability of an OS. Cold-showing without some instructions first is completely ludicrous to me.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    I installed RP on my netbook, dual booted with Windows 7 and I really loved the changing colors of the taskbar provided by downloadable themes and panoramic wallpapers. I used Classic Shell as a Start Menu Replacement but I don't think its as good as the real Start Menu. I enjoy the smoother performance of W8 RP and have used it more often than Windows 7 on my netbook at that time when I was slacking off, barely doing important work on my netbook at that time when my desktop is broke....

    But I am unimpressed with the POINTLESS Metro thing on my netbook that cannot open them which is stupid because M$ wants you to buy a Surface tablet rather than use a cheap netbook so they made netbooks with 1024x600 resolution incapable of running Metro apps on its own so that kinda blows the very fact that M$ created an OS for all platforms. I even used a Registry hack to increase the resolution which allowed me to launch a Metro app that crashes on my netbook even before it opens everytime. I tried opening other apps, it still crashes, hooked my netbook to my desktop monitor and still, no avail. I barely use my netbook at home now and when I do use it, I do some more serious work that I have to use Windows 7 and I see that there is no significant reasons for corporations to move to Windows 8 at this point as it does not have a significant pros and cons margin over Windows 7... And the IE 10 there had so many significant bugs that made me switch to Chrome..

    And at least, on Windows 7, no further steps to do to have and launch Windows Media Center which is where I watch live cable TV at night.
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  6. #56


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    Win 8


    It's a pointless interface for toy computers. Even Office 2013 doesn't embrace Metro. It's dead in the water. The only queues at the Windows store are for returns and refunds!
    Last edited by steveb; 30 Dec 2012 at 17:25.
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  7. #57


    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    It's a pointless interface for toy computers. Even Office 2013 doesn't embrace Metro. It's dead in the water. The only question at the Windows store are for returns and refunds!
    Office 2013 is way too much coding for a Metro Apps.
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    Win 8


    As I said. Toy computers!
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  9. #59


    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    As I said. Toy computers!
    I agree, and peoples prefer the toy with an Apple logo at the back. It's more fashion, more cool, more " look at me I have one too " or whatever Surface is not
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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Over the Chirstmas manic buying period every major shopping complex I visited had massive Apple i whatever displays, and were jam packed. Not so W8 products. In fact hard to even find them when you're looking for them.

    For whatever reason, Apple is the in thing. All M$ can hope for is a change in fashion tastes.
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