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    Dogs and cats, Windows and Mac users


    A Mac user of more than two decades, Lukas Mathis, the Swiss-based programmer, UI designer and author of Designed for Use: Create Usable Interfaces for Applications and the Web, found himself in an interesting place a while ago. He wasn't so pleased with Apple's iPad solution and decided to try out the Windows alternative, a Microsoft Surface Pro 2. Horrors! He likes it.
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    Win 8.1 Pro


    I wasn't going to comment on this article, but I read it through and have to point out this statement which sums up everything a lot of us pro Win8 people have been trying to say for a long time...

    The things I love about Windows 8 are exactly the things that the most vocal Windows users hate, and the things I hate about Windows 8 are the things they love. So maybe the problem with Windows 8 is that Windows 8 appeals much more to me, a Mac user of 20 years, than to your typical Slashdot-commenting Ars-Technica-reading Windows user who frequents online forums to talk about Windows. And because these people are the most vocal Windows users, and because they tell their friends which versions of Windows to like and which to avoid, that has real effects on Microsoft’s success with Windows 8.
    basically, the general public needs to take their comments and statements with a grain of salt and not pass judgement till they actually use Win8.x for a while and make a decision based on their own experience. That has happened far less than it should be.
    A lot of the negativity surrounding Win8.x comes from those who haven't used it at all, or very little.

    I am not trying to flare up any flame wars, I won't participate in them.
    just stating facts as I and others have seen them.
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    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    I wasn't going to comment on this article, but I read it through and have to point out this statement which sums up everything a lot of us pro Win8 people have been trying to say for a long time...

    The things I love about Windows 8 are exactly the things that the most vocal Windows users hate, and the things I hate about Windows 8 are the things they love. So maybe the problem with Windows 8 is that Windows 8 appeals much more to me, a Mac user of 20 years, than to your typical Slashdot-commenting Ars-Technica-reading Windows user who frequents online forums to talk about Windows. And because these people are the most vocal Windows users, and because they tell their friends which versions of Windows to like and which to avoid, that has real effects on Microsoft’s success with Windows 8.
    basically, the general public needs to take their comments and statements with a grain of salt and not pass judgement till they actually use Win8.x for a while and make a decision based on their own experience. That has happened far less than it should be.
    A lot of the negativity surrounding Win8.x comes from those who haven't used it at all, or very little.

    I am not trying to flare up any flame wars, I won't participate in them.
    just stating facts as I and others have seen them.
    Yep.
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    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    I wasn't going to comment on this article, but I read it through and have to point out this statement which sums up everything a lot of us pro Win8 people have been trying to say for a long time...

    The things I love about Windows 8 are exactly the things that the most vocal Windows users hate, and the things I hate about Windows 8 are the things they love. So maybe the problem with Windows 8 is that Windows 8 appeals much more to me, a Mac user of 20 years, than to your typical Slashdot-commenting Ars-Technica-reading Windows user who frequents online forums to talk about Windows. And because these people are the most vocal Windows users, and because they tell their friends which versions of Windows to like and which to avoid, that has real effects on Microsoft’s success with Windows 8.
    basically, the general public needs to take their comments and statements with a grain of salt and not pass judgement till they actually use Win8.x for a while and make a decision based on their own experience. That has happened far less than it should be.
    A lot of the negativity surrounding Win8.x comes from those who haven't used it at all, or very little.

    I am not trying to flare up any flame wars, I won't participate in them.
    just stating facts as I and others have seen them.
    Not like any of this will ever happen in any life time. . .
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    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Well,, we are trying eh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Well,, we are trying eh
    Yes indeed we are. The "gospel" of 8/8.1. Spread the good news.
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