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YouTube Video Shows How "Real People" React To Windows 8

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    YouTube Video Shows How "Real People" React To Windows 8


    Consumers downloaded the Windows 8 Consumer Preview over a million times in less than 24 hours, but we're willing to bet that the majority of those downloads came from the technically inclined rather than, say, your parents. The tech world has already proclaimed what it likes and doesn't like in Windows 8 -- but do everyday people really care if W8 has an enhanced contact app? Can everyday people even locate the contact app in W8? Lockergnome's Chris Pirillo decided to put the W8 interface to the test by plopping his elderly father down in front of the new OS with no introduction.
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    That was me after I first installed. :lmao:
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    It's a puzzle how to get back to the slide puzzle. :facepalm:
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    in front of the new OS with no introduction
    This is the key. Without any guidance it will be hard for a non-geek. But I found that a 1 hour rundown of the main features makes average users quite comfortable. For XP, Vista or Win7 you would need more time to explain the basics.
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    I would have been lost too without the tutorial and reading & asking questions on the internet. I'm finding new things every hour I play with this and get to know it. I'm becoming comfortable with it, but there is still much to know.
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    Don't know, seems kind of an unserious attempt. Most people who would purchase, install, or upgrade to Win8 or who purchased or were given a Win8 machine would also have some familiarity with it or access to the manual, not to mention be able to ask questions.

    Looking forward to the companion videos in the series where grandpa is introduced to Win7, OSX, IOS, and ICS in a similar setting and with similar conditions.


    Excelsior!
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    I posted this video here yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tripmaster View Post
    Don't know, seems kind of an unserious attempt. Most people who would purchase, install, or upgrade to Win8 or who purchased or were given a Win8 machine would also have some familiarity with it or access to the manual, not to mention be able to ask questions.

    Looking forward to the companion videos in the series where grandpa is introduced to Win7, OSX, IOS, and ICS in a similar setting and with similar conditions.


    Excelsior!
    I am a grandpa and did not have the least problems to navigate thru Win8. Yes I had to ask a few questions to find some stuff, but that was minor. I think a 1 hour introduction would have made this grandpa comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tripmaster View Post
    Don't know, seems kind of an unserious attempt. Most people who would purchase, install, or upgrade to Win8 or who purchased or were given a Win8 machine would also have some familiarity with it or access to the manual, not to mention be able to ask questions.

    Looking forward to the companion videos in the series where grandpa is introduced to Win7, OSX, IOS, and ICS in a similar setting and with similar conditions.


    Excelsior!
    I am a grandpa and did not have the least problems to navigate thru Win8. Yes I had to ask a few questions to find some stuff, but that was minor. I think a 1 hour introduction would have made this grandpa comfortable.
    Exactly. Even just pointing out the need to mouse over to the lower left corner to get back to start, you know, the basics, would have allowed him to navigate the rest of the system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    This is the key. Without any guidance it will be hard for a non-geek. But I found that a 1 hour rundown of the main features makes average users quite comfortable. For XP, Vista or Win7 you would need more time to explain the basics.
    That would be true for someone who has never used Windows before.

    Most people have used Windows, so the first thing they are going to look for is the "Start Menu".

    Quote Originally Posted by tripmaster View Post
    Exactly. Even just pointing out the need to mouse over to the lower left corner to get back to start, you know, the basics, would have allowed him to navigate the rest of the system.
    That's exactly the point.
    He couldn't do much because it isn't obvious how to do anything.

    It's like the first time I saw someone using Office 2007.
    It wasn't obvious that the "lollipop" was actually a menu button.
    I was so stunned, I forgot that "Ctrl + P" would bring up the "Print" window.
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