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Old 03-13-12, 08:30 AM   #17
Cylphid
 
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Default Re: How real people will use Windows 8 on the desktop

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Originally Posted by TheOneAndOnly View Post
The point is, when someone buys a computer set up with Windows 8, after using the same UI/UX for 17+ odd years, and finding everything changed around (and not for the better), there is going to be some bad mojo coming from the non-geek users.
You're right. I think Mel is thinking of the geeks only. I've had a chance to play with it a bit now and it is fast and a pretty sweet OS so far, but I just can't see it being mass marketed to the "download recipe>print" crowd without major heartaches.

There's a lot of potential win in this on a touchpad, but heck, it took me 2 minutes to figure out how to shut it down

OEM's will tout this as the fastest/bestest/save_your_soul OS ever for a while and the average user who only powers on, checks email and coupons and shuts down, is going to hate it.
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