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Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
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Doug in Skagit County
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5/11/2013 | 1:24:52 AM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
Very well put, thank you!
Doug in Skagit County
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5/11/2013 | 1:16:14 AM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
The example used by the author uses an image so simple yet accurate that, hopefully, the thoughts are read and comprehended by someone very important at Microsoft. Nicely put!

For a business employing many highly-paid workers (E. g., engineers), very quickly it gets very expensive when said employees reach into the wrong drawer for the tool that they have always stored in that drawer, and now have to open every door in the kitchen, and perhaps drawers in the garage and the shed out back, never knowing where Microsoft has stored those tools, or of they have shrouded the tools behind curtains, and applied misleading labels on the curtains.

For a business to justify a change, that change must improve efficiency of each end every employee, not slow those employees, which makes the new OS very expensive to operate, on a dollars-per-hour basis.
DDURBIN1
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5/10/2013 | 6:50:33 PM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
I'm glad you put in the work and effort to get to use Win8 but you shouldn't have too. The writer's analogy to the kitchen being re-arranged is spot on. A whole lot of arbitrary changes from Win7 that didn't need changing.
AustinIT
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5/10/2013 | 6:23:23 PM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
My reply was not addressed to you. Ignore it if it doesn't apply to you. Your ranting doesn't elevate your cred as "an engineer".
CopyingAppleIsDangerous
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5/10/2013 | 4:36:24 PM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
What a crock. You can get on the phone right now and call Dell and ask them how their customers feel about Windows 8. Everyone knows that the hate for Windows 8 has been PROFOUND. It's all over the Internet.

Shill.
CopyingAppleIsDangerous
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5/10/2013 | 4:33:33 PM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
You seem to forget that the whole reason many of has been loyal to Microsoft is because we do not want a company, that SELLS us something, to keep their greedy paw extending, trying to milk us for more $$$ AFTER we have already bought their OS.

But don't worry. If Microsoft doesn't fix the abomination that is Windows 8, it will learn how stupid this stunt is.
CopyingAppleIsDangerous
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5/10/2013 | 4:31:12 PM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
I read about 40% of your reply until I thought, "This is friggin' ridiculous. I am an engineer, not some idiot who doesn't know how to use computers."

Windows 8 sucks.
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5/10/2013 | 6:46:51 AM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
There are billions of desktop machines.
There are billions of desktop users.
There are billions of dollars in multi year plans on desktop machines hardware, software, maintenance, services.
There are billions of dollars invested in desktop environments productivity, development, content creation skills.

There are, you know, billions of DESKS where ultramobile users may place desktops to live a different computing experiences for some hours/day.
You, insane clown Ballmer, OWN 95% of that market: stop insulting billions of us, stop threatening our bucks, stop saying desktop is dead legacy, start working to provide us a product which is make us love and keep alive your company.
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5/9/2013 | 11:38:29 PM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
I have a program that returns windows 8 to windows 7 and disables the metro..you will never see it again. anyone interested E-mail me @ dnationsr@gmail.com
AustinIT
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5/9/2013 | 9:28:03 PM
re: Windows 8 Users See Red: Is Microsoft Listening?
The new Modern UI makes it simple to find things by using the Search feature. All you have to do is start typing. For instance, I can find Wordpad by simply typing in the first three characters of the name Wor and up pops a list of apps that are installed. In my case, Word 2013 and Wordpad both come up. By clicking on Wordpad, the UI switches to Desktop (legacy) mode and the WordPad app starts.
The fact that you can get to any of your old favorite apps and utilities via Search is why Microsoft canned the Start button in the first place. The Modern UI is just an entry point that supports all the legacy stuff and the new Modern apps and utilities.
If you want to create a new user account, there are a number of different ways to do it but an easy way is to simply start typing User and the Search screen appears. On the right side, click Settings to change the Search category (from the default of Apps) and the User Accounts link/icon will appear in the second column of search results. From here, you can create a "traditional" local user account. Or, you can create a Microsoft Account which doubles as a logon account for your PC as well as an online account that gives you access to all of Microsoft's online services (all with a single sign-on to your PC). To do this, click the "Manage Another Account" link. On the Manage Accounts screen that appears, click the "Add a New User in PC Settings" link.On the PC Settings page, click the "Add a User" link on the bottom right. The default is to add a new user by creating a Microsoft Account for them. If you want to simply create a "local" account (not an online account) then click the "Sign in without a Microsoft Account" link. Then click "Local Account". Fill in the name and password and you are done.
Try using the Search feature in the Modern UI. You will see how easy it is to find everything you were used to before but in a more intuitive way. Control Panel, Devices and Printers, etc.
one more tip - press the Windows flag key to toggle between the Modern and Desktop UIs.
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