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Old 03-13-12, 08:36 AM   #18
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Default Re: How real people will use Windows 8 on the desktop

Originally Posted by Cylphid View Post
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.
Not to mention those who run multiple monitors, or working on multiple spreadsheets or photoshop projects, etc.
Seriously, if you can, run Win 8 on 2-3 monitors. Tell me how long it takes you to pull your hair out.
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