I think "overlooking" is too strong of a word. To me, that implies Microsoft is completely ignoring the desktop aspect of Windows 8 and that's not true. Windows 8 is obviously trying very hard to be a valid operating system on two completely different platforms. That's no easy task and so I don't expect Microsoft's first attempt to be perfect. There will be problems. How the company addresses those issues is what matters most in my opinion.Is Microsoft trying too hard to make Windows 8 a tablet OS and overlooking traditional desktop users?
I don't think the video proves much of anything. Maybe it proves an old man might not find Metro as easy as he should be able to on his first attempt. That can be easily resolved. And even if it isn't, the "average user" we all love to downtalk doesn't need to access Metro and the desktop UI. They could probably comfortably browse the Web, check their email, check the weather and chat on IM in either interface without ever using the other.If this video is any indication, the average user is certainly going to have a tough time later this year when the final version ships.
Priceless! Maybe I should be focusing my IT studies towards that areamario said:
Watch the entire video, the last 10 seconds are totally worth it
I feel for you bro.Zen said:
To be honest, I've kind of given up the ghost on bad talking new up and coming Operating Systems. Simply put........"it's going to be, what it's going to be"! I don't plan to take Windows 8 out for even a test drive, for the days of Windows Vista put a sour taste in my mouth in regards to Vista and Vista looking Operating Systems, I just leave them alone now and since the early days of Vista I went back to what I know and love, might not work for some, most people love their "eye candy" now a days, but Windows XP Professional does everything I want and more!
I'm sticking with XP for the duration!
I totally agree with you! But, will the Blog make a difference...my opinion....no, I think they've made up their minds.TomSEA said:
"Is Microsoft trying too hard to make Windows 8 a tablet OS and overlooking traditional desktop users?"
That's exactly how I view it.
So, basically..you're saying that is sucks, which we already know, but don't take your world for it - find out how bad it sucks for yourself! Ooo-kaaay. Well, FYI the majority of us disparaging the POS that is Windows 8 <b>have</b> tried it for ourselves. The ones who haven't are probably Mac and Linux evangelists anyway. Oh, and that nonsense about XP's "insecure code" needs to be put to pasture. Slap a good security package on XP and its as safe as Windows 7 any day..because everyone disables UAC.Guest said:
Metro is a disaster right now. It is way less flexible than the desktop when you can just position multiple windows next to each other in any way or fashion you like.
Stuff is hidden away where you don't expect it is another problem.
Multi-tasking with Metro is somewhat shrouded. We don't know what we can let Metro apps do in the background. Can we compile stuff, can we defrag stuff, can we just let apps load in the background, etc?
The final problem is that all Metro apps are too simplistic. They don't need to be. If they end up too simplistic, power users will just ignore them and the holy grail that is Metro will fail, which it must not do. Remember that Metro is not just a UI; it is based on the new WinRT platform, which will make it easier to develop consistent experiences and get rid of old nuisances such as extremely ugly UI, focusing stealing applications, noisy applications that pop up messages out of nowhere, and more.
NEVERTHELESS, it is pure foolishness to say an OS is bad when you haven't tested it. After you've tested it, you have the right to say so. XP isn't going to stay around forever, anyway, and good riddance--every XP computer out there puts all other computers at risk due to old buggy, insecure code.
So all the naysayers out there - go try it out, then come back complaining. Perhaps it might enlighten you and make you wiser in what is true and what isn't.
And let's hope Microsoft fixes Windows 8 before it ships.