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Windows 8 Sales Slower Than Hoped
Authored by: Gringo_ on Monday, December 24 2012 @ 06:25 PM EST

Link. Seems the shills have taken the night off, and the comments are mostly authentic complaints about Windows 8, like the following...

JohnCh 28 minutes ago −
I am not a computer person. I just have used Windows system for over 20 years at work and also have had several personal computers run different Windows system for years. When I learned the newly introduced SurfacePro some time ago, I was very impressed by the brilliant design by a software company who has never cared the quality of the hardware on which its bulky software is delivered.

When I have a chance a few days ago, I went to Bestbuy and experienced it for half a hour and feels very lost by the end. What a confusing mixture of mouse, touch screen, and keyboard. On the tablet surface it seems rational to have touch screen and that is what makes a tablet a tablet. However, It feel very ridiculous to have it on laptop and desktop.

First of all, it makes you very tired to use touch function in a vertical positioned screen two feet away you. When you actually use it, the software design itself will immediately drive you nuts. Every time when you have to drop your mouse and use your finger to commend the onscreen programs you feel the frustration. After a while, when you have to switch back to mouse or trackpad to execute a few commend and forced to switch back to onscreen touch again, you feel very annoyed and can't help to wondering how stupid that actually is.

To put it in short, after the half hour I spend there, I still have no idea where to find all the programs that I have used for years. My 9 years old son, who is with me that day, also couldn't figure out how to open, play, and close the few kid game apps available on the computer. We are both lost by the end, and I feel strongly that Microsoft is also lost in its Windows8.

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NYT: Tepid sales of Microsoft's Windows 8
Authored by: Gringo_ on Monday, December 24 2012 @ 07:02 PM EST

Link. Features a big half-page ad for the Surface along side an article talking about Microsoft's latest OS...

But the changes have disappointed a lot of reviewers and interface design experts, who have focused in particular on the potentially confusing coexistence of the new tile interface alongside the old desktop one.

Interesting to see an honest article along side a big Microsoft ad.

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