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Microsoft Says You’re Getting Used to Windows 8

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    Microsoft Says You’re Getting Used to Windows 8


    Microsoft Has Been Watching, and It Says You’re Getting Used to Windows 8

    Despite some of the more scathing reviews of Windows 8, ordinary users are getting along with it just fine, according to Julie Larson-Green, the Microsoft executive who leads Windows product development. Data collected automatically from some Windows users, she says, show they are adjusting to some of the new operating system’s controversial features without problems.

    “So far we’re seeing very encouraging things,” Larson-Green says of the large volume of data that Microsoft receives every day from people using Windows 8 who have chosen to join the company’s “customer experience improvement program.” All users are invited to enroll in that program when they first log into the new operating system. If they do so, anonymized information about how they are using the operating system is sent to Microsoft. Referring to complaints from some quarters, Larson-Green says: “Even with the rumblings, we feel confident that it’s a moment in time more than an actual problem.”
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    Yep, just like me.
    After all, using Windows 8 is not hard at all, if you willing to study about the new way to use Windows.
    My Dad can use Windows 8 like pie after I teach him how to use the charms bar.
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    I got used to Windows 8 before it was cool....
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    They are wrong again.

    What did you expect them to say, lol.
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    Here we go again.

    Let's take an analogy of a house.

    Windows 7: Red front door (wood), cream ceilings to rooms.
    Windows 8: White front door (pvc), white room ceilings.

    We can liken the change in the front door to the new user interface (Metro, or whatever it is called now), and the ceiling colour change to the addition of the ribbon in Windows Explorer and other areas. Note that the rooms themselves haven't changed, and neither has Windows under the hood. It is still very much the same and, with a few exceptions, anything that could be achieved under Windows 7 can also be achieved under Windows 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    Microsoft Has Been Watching, and It Says You’re Getting Used to Windows 8

    “So far we’re seeing very encouraging things,” Larson-Green says of the large volume of data that Microsoft receives every day from people using Windows 8 who have chosen to join the company’s “customer experience improvement program.” All users are invited to enroll in that program when they first log into the new operating system. If they do so, anonymized information about how they are using the operating system is sent to Microsoft. Referring to complaints from some quarters, Larson-Green says: “Even with the rumblings, we feel confident that it’s a moment in time more than an actual problem.”
    I can't think of a worse population of users to draw inferences from. It explains a lot.
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    It took a little while but, I got use to it.

    There are some good points in the article, a lot of people are moving to, or want to move to tablets as a secondary or primary device. These people will adjust quickly as this is the direction they want to move toward.
    For the people apposed to this direction, some will adjust over time and others won't. This is mostly true with a new OS release.
    The people that don't find it appropriate for their usage can try to change it so it is or, find an OS that is to there liking.
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    Hi there

    Ms reminds me of THIS :

    .............."You WILL Comply. ..You Will be absorbed ...... Resistance is FUTILE".......

    SevenofNine in Star trek Voyager. Her Photo is at bottom of the Post -- she was by far and away the best looking woman in the whole series (and a lot of other TV shows too).


    W8 is fine for some things but on a traditional desktop with the appications I tend to use W7 is far more "fit for purpose" IMO.

    As in all thing computing YMMV however.

    Tablets, mobile phones, some touch screen stuff --then W8 is OK.

    cheers
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    It's never going to be cool.

    If it really was popular - MS wouldn't need to post PR pieces like that, trying to make out that it is.

    People can get used to all kinds of things, like bad smells and traffic noise - that doesn't make them good things.

    It might be ok for simple minded content consumption for those who are suffering the limitations of touch only devices.

    It is poor for productive use - unergonomic, and unintuitive.

    More surveiilance, less choice, and the constant attempts to push the unsuspecting into MS cloud and forthcoming subscription services.

    Anybody who says that is a good thing is not to be trusted.

    Those taking part in customer feedback are a self selecting group.

    The data collected by Microsoft also show that people are becoming more familiar with the new features over time,
    That's bloody obvious - of course they are becoming more familiar the more they use them. That doesn't make it good.


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I got used to Windows 8 before it was cool....
    Last edited by SIW2; 21 Dec 2012 at 07:04.
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    I'm doing fine with Win8, but I'm using the "crutch (Classic Shell)... I'm liking it more each day but I have to "unlearn" a lot of things and get used to it.
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