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JohnInSJ
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Re: [WIN8] Windows 8 Review

said by jaa:

What is unproductive is having to learn something new.

And you knew how to use an iPhone (or Android, or whatever touch phone you use...) the first time you picked it up? Pinch zoom, you always did that did you?

At some point what you know now, you didn't know, because it was new. Now it's not. In a handful of minutes you would learn the trivial new things to learn to use Win8... with a mouse or touch. Then you'd never need to relearn them.
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PeteC2
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Re: [WIN8] Windows 8 Review

He makes rather weak points. He takes a minor issue (which to be sure Win 8 has a few of) then proceeds to expand it beyond the reality to support his personal feelings about the OS. A simplistic, distorted analysis bordering on being a "propaganda" piece.

Without a doubt, MS's attempt to create an "all-in-one" OS, capable of running on traditional desktops/laptops, touch screen computers, tablets, and smart phones has been an ambitious attempt with somewhat uneven results.

Win 8 has some rough edges to be sure, but it is not without merit, and certainly I find no problem using it productively in both work applications as well as for personal use.

Since I do not have a touch screen laptop, and am happy with android for my tablet & smart phone, I do not find Win 8 particularly compelling for me, although I do have it installed on my notebook, however, it works well enough, and I really have no major complaints (a few minor ones).

Frankly, the guy comes across as a whiner.
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jaa
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Re: [WIN8] Windows 8 Review

said by JohnInSJ:

said by jaa:

What is unproductive is having to learn something new.

And you knew how to use an iPhone (or Android, or whatever touch phone you use...) the first time you picked it up? Pinch zoom, you always did that did you?

Yep! Never needed an instruction manual, never had to look something up - it just worked. Even something new and different like that.

No, I didn't know everything day 1. But I was able to do everything I needed to - make and receive phone calls, surf the web, setup email, use email, etc. I learned new features as needed. Sort of like I don't know every feature of Word - but I can write a letter, and when I need to do some formatting, or add footnotes - it is pretty natural to figure it out.

I don't recall forum threads about the iPhone when it was introduced saying how unusable it was.

Boyko was right on the money.
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