Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7
Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76
Most people have used a smart phone and/or tablet, Windows 8 is a very small step from there.
"You can't teach an old dog new tricks"
Only if the old dog doesn't want to learn something new.
It takes less than 5 minutes to learn the new UI, most important is getting to the Desktop.
I find the new UI useful for a couple of things, kinda like a dock program, like something from Stardock.
The actual improvements and benefits (not counting the new UI) are very good.
Been using Windows 8 for over a year, primary for about 7 months.
Good enough for this old dog, with new tricks
That's exactly the problem, it was DESIGNED for smart phones and tablets, not desktop PCs.
They could probably design a mouse to use for your smart phone too, but it might be kinda awkward because smart phones weren't designed to be used with a mouse!
Neither were desktops designed for a tablet OS.
It wasn't designed for smart phones but, it does have a similar UI. The Windows RT tablets will have the same UI as one of the UIs in the laptop/desktop and 86-tablets. That is what MS is trying to do, make the interface similar for the average user, their thinking is it will make using a Windows smart phone, tablet and laptop/desktop more in sync and easier to use.
This will be a little bit harder for some of the laptop/desktop users and for sure the enthusiasts to accept and embrace.
I understand completely that many won't want to buy and install Windows 8, due to the new UI change, MS realizes this but have decided to move in that direction anyway, it's a calculated risk to say the least.
As a company they have recognized that they need to move into the tablet market and make some pretty big changes in order to stay relevant, or risk loosing market share.
I think they should have made an option to boot to the desktop and provide a way to enable the old start menu, this would have made Windows 8 acceptable to a lot more people.
Maybe it will come in an update or SP1. It will depend on sales and MS's determination to push the new UI.
I put the desktop tile in the top left corner of the start screen, when I enter the password, immediately hit enter and I'm on the desktop, which is where I spend +99% of my time, easy.
The advantages of Windows 8, in my opinion, make it my choice for primary.
Your mileage may vary.
The greatest thing about your choice of OS is that you can decide, as it should be.
I to have made my choice, it's all good.