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SaneIT
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9/18/2014 | 7:28:13 AM
Re: Legacy Interfaces & Old Habits
@nomii, I totally understand not liking the Modern UI with a mouse I also hated it at first and still have some issues with it when using RDP to connect and I have to do funny key combinations like alt+home to get to what used to be right there on start menu.   I got fairly used to it because of Server 2010 and working with it every day before Win 8 was released but I do find switching back and forth between the UIs to be clunky.  I also question the charms bar especially on multi display setups.  I use two displays and trying to hit that charms bar can be a real pain sometimes when the mouse wants to jump to the next display rather than slide down and open the charms bar.  All that goes away though when I'm on the road and want to quickly open up a website, my mail or calendar or one of the Modern UI apps I have installed.  When moving to touch screen devices the Modern UI isn't so bad it is split personality feeling when using Win 8 as a desktop UI that most people seem to have issues with.
nomii
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9/18/2014 | 7:12:28 AM
Re: Legacy Interfaces & Old Habits
@SaneIT: Among those user who are sticking with windows 7, many of them will be using it on their desktops and laptops which doesn’t have touch interface and mouse is still the primary device to interact. I personally don’t like to use win 8 dashboard with a mouse by scrolling the bar and would still prefer a start menu. By launching Win8, MS has already shown their emphasis on the mobile side but they shouldn’t forget their primary desktop and laptop users, who should have something more interesting when win7 will expire.
mak63
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9/15/2014 | 1:57:20 PM
neat
It looks pretty nice. It seems legit as well. I can't wait to try it out
SaneIT
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9/15/2014 | 7:35:36 AM
Re: Legacy Interfaces & Old Habits
@nomii, I agree that now is the time for Microsoft to setup out and push the touch interface but what they did was forget about those that do not use a touch interface or who will be working in more traditional desk bound configurations.   What I've found is that I use the Modern UI much more often when I have my Surface on my lap but when I have it docked I really wish I had a Start menu that didn't drop me out to the Modern UI.  I like the way the proposed menu looks, it seems to be a nice blend of the two UIs.  With the blending of mobile and desktop OSes I think Microsoft has made the most ground, they just put more emphasis on the mobile side.  
nomii
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9/15/2014 | 2:54:17 AM
Re: Legacy Interfaces & Old Habits
Considering the revolution in touch screen, if changing the interface was necessary, I think it was the best time for MS to take this risk. Because they have a hugely successful predecessor and in case of failure of win8 MS doesn't have the risk of losing the market shares to any other company's platform.

They must have known that people will stick to win 7, what they have achieved from win 8 is that they have set user expectations about next OS and also have learned from their mistakes in win 8. This is the same thing what they did with Vista.
nomii
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9/15/2014 | 2:47:32 AM
Re: Legacy Interfaces & Old Habits
Many MS users have never opted to use the new operating system from the day first unless it is necessary. If we see the stats of market share of operating system, the second position is held by XP which means that even windows 7 has not been able to get that market share so neither win 8 will be able to. So windows 8 will have to extract its market share from win 7 users and I agree that the pace is slow because like XP there would be diehard fans for win 7 which will stick to it for the next 10 years.
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9/14/2014 | 1:36:07 PM
Re: Legacy Interfaces & Old Habits
I feel like this is an improvement over Windows 8. But this is just my early impression.

I'd need to acutally use this platform before I could really believe that this is better. It's easy to just say that Windows 8 was so bad that anything would be an improvement over it.

But Microsoft really needs to sell a operating system for PCs that people don't have to get frustrated over. 
TeaI940
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9/14/2014 | 7:04:16 AM
Legacy Interfaces & Old Habits
I just don't get why MS is so blind to user needs ... and customer satisfaction ??

It's easy to leave in legacy user interface modes -- as an optional "skin" for the product.

That would let those that abhor change to remain comfortable and more productive with their largely unconscious habits. Designers, authors, professionals want to focus on the higher level human skills above the application layer and not futz with unlearning and relearning the whistles and bells.

The same goes for aspergers users and others that are overloaded by information and change. It's also a burden for procedure makers, trainers, and supervisors to have to redo business practices -- rather than simply append a new section for a new additional interface.


Change is maya, just the illusion of progress. What has been will be again, whether in fashion, politics, or even news. Microsoft should cater to the larger user base that includes those that do not want to change their habits.

And get a clue about why whole revisions of products are financial disasters like Windows98, Windows 8, etc. And that doesn't mean don't make improvements and updates, especially to security or performance -- under the hood. And definitely, put in new UI's for those that are easily bored and just have to "move the furniture" around to be happy -- while leaving the option for legacy interface modes.

"Return to the old ways and walk in them, and there you shall find rest for your soul."

 

 


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