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Windows 7: "Windows 8 Survey: Half Who Have Tried the OS Wouldn't Recommend It"

12 Mar 2012   #71
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

how real people will use windows 8:




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12 Mar 2012   #72
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Yep! That about says it all for most people....good find Mickey.
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12 Mar 2012   #73
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Most people? That was... retarded. Most people know what Windows Explorer is, and most people know that clicking fishes on the desktop does nothing. Please... this is just insulting to OTHER people's intelligence.
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12 Mar 2012   #74
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

who used the word 'most'?

but now that you've bought it up, go out onto the street and ask a few random strangers 'what is windows explorer?'

i would be prepared to bet that most people won't know.

an example: my mother has been using xp for about 8 years, for email, internet messaging etc. if i told her to 'open up windows explorer', she doesn't know what i mean.
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12 Mar 2012   #75
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

My wife wouldn't know either. lol, everything she uses is mapped to hot keys on the keyboard. While most here would figure out how to get around in Windows 8, there are only a select few of the people I know, that I work on PCs for, that would figure it out. Most would give up in frustration or call me and say WTF! In that video, they left out the part where he pulls the power cord out of the wall socket to turn the PC off. It's pretty sad when you have to Google how to shut a Windows 8 PC down. Way to go Microsoft.
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12 Mar 2012   #76
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah, the biggest problem with the metro interface is that it is infused with magic. Literally. Much like the Linux command line. And if you don;t know all the magic incantations it just stares back at you and does nothing. Figuring out how to close or even escape a metro app is daunting the first time.

I just ran into a new discovery yesterday. I had turned the computer on and then not logged in right away and that roll down shade came up when I got back to the computer. I hate having to mouse gesture to get that thing out of the way, why can;t I just click on it? But anyway, I sort of autopiloted it like my normal desktop and just started typing my password and viola! It rolled up on it's own. What do you know... who would have just thought of trying that? (Same for Windows search on the metro screen, I had to be told about that one, who just types with no input location? That usually causes all kinds of BAD behavior in whatever random program you were in)

Then entire interface is filled with that kind of magic, but only the magicians will be able to navigate it. There are so many people that are not magicians They NEED visual clues to behavior, not JUST during learning but up to every time they need to use a function that you only need once every couple of months.

The magic is "Neat" once you master it, but I seriously worry about those that don't or can't :/ The UI can be /extremely/ frustrating at times.
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12 Mar 2012   #77
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hopefully 8 will not have Metro as the default opener but as something to be turned on, if anyone wants it. i won't buy a table or touch screen to see how "awesome" Metro is.
From the same people who brought you Windows ME and Vista.
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12 Mar 2012   #78
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I don't own a cell phone or any touch device for that matter, so the Metro interface was not intuitive to say the least. Is it supposed to be an egg hunt?
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12 Mar 2012   #79
snuffdaddy

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 with Media Center
 
 

If i ignored metro (believe me thats all i did) i felt i was downloading windows 7 sp2.
Underneath improvements where great, explorer update, iso & a doc reader built in, but it will not get the attention because of Metro.
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12 Mar 2012   #80
twhiting9275

private
 
 

I can't say as I blame the 1/2 that wouldn't recommend it. Microsoft really screwed up on this on
We've been doing the same thing since the dawn of Windows, and now basically they're trying to say 'no, you're doing it wrong, do it another way'.

Sorry, Microsoft, you lose this one. Win Mobile sucks, and trying to force it on your customers will only cause them to just abandon your company.
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