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Windows 8 Convertible: My 3-Month Test Drive
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moarsauce123
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3/9/2013 | 1:12:03 PM
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Interesting read...but seriously, can't stop working for the ten minutes it takes to board a plane? Nobody is that important.
AustinIT
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3/8/2013 | 10:22:59 PM
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The problems mentioned are not with Windows 8. It's a problem with the device itself. And in her choice of logon type. And in her choice of using Drop Box rather than the outstanding SkyDrive App.

Had Ms. Bell availed herself of competent help in selecting the right device and getting it setup properly for her use case, she would have had a much better outcome.

One of the (many) reasons for Apple's success is because they focus so much on the user experience. And it starts early... in their marketing and in their retail purchasing process. They sweat the details here because it matters.

It's also the obvious reason that compelled Microsoft to take back the reins and drive their future more directly... aka the Surface products. Not saying they get everything right but when you have friends like their current OEMs... just sayin.
jododo
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3/8/2013 | 5:17:08 PM
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You're right. I think they're doing it again. -+That's their "new" strategy? They should try to fix Windows 8.
edyang
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3/8/2013 | 3:44:41 PM
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Why are we surprised? We all know the first try by Microsoft is usually lackluster. But given them a few revisions and we will find a much more polished Windows 8. Or...Windows Blue?
AsokAsus
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3/7/2013 | 10:35:18 PM
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Trivial or not, she doesn't like the product. If enough folks don't like something, trivial or not, it's not going to sell well.
pgilbert303
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3/7/2013 | 10:17:03 PM
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I don't know about the Dropbox issue. However the issue about having to login with a Windows Live account is wrong as other commenters have stated. It is the default choice when setting up a new Windows 8 computer but you have a choice at this point in the setup. Obviously she was in too big of a hurry to read and the columnist in too big a hurry to bash the OS to check the facts.

As far as the auto-rotate goes in tent mode, I have a Lenovo Twist. It too doesn't rotate correctly and gets stuck upside down. However I feel this is more a manufacturer issue rather than an OS problem. I can understand how that could be a deal breaker for this particular user.

Otherwise I love the OS and everywhere we have installed the OS, the end users like it too. Too many negative and wrong perceptions exist about Windows 8 from you have to have a touch screen to no Desktop.
GAProgrammer
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3/7/2013 | 8:19:57 PM
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Actually, it's one of a thousand Windows 8 bashing experiences documented in the tech press, by yet another tech writer. Also, $1000 is a lot for a CEO these days? Really? The whole thing is very biased...most of her complaints seemed trivial at best and misleading at worst. Sorry if you can't see it.
ANON1234369798209
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3/7/2013 | 7:20:00 PM
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I guess Microsoft is using their warchest to discount any individual posts refuting the absolute perfection of their products...
AsokAsus
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3/7/2013 | 5:53:20 PM
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Uh, you completely miss the point of this story, I suspect on purpose. The author isn't reporting on their own personal experience but simply REPORTING the experience of an ordinary small-business user with Windows 8 on this particular (expensive) device. And their experience was not good. This was a business woman who spent a lot of money and had high hopes, and was disappointed to find that Windows 8 and the device did not meet her needs. That's all the story is about. There's no spin. Just a report on one not terribly happy user.
midmachine
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3/7/2013 | 5:49:32 PM
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Kinect you brought up every point that I noticed about the story. I run Win 8 Pro on my home machine and I won't go back either. Not a touch machine yet, just a few days later, I was scooting around the OS with the keyboard and mouse and yes, it runs everything and runs it better. The added features under the hood and the speed of the OS has me sold.
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