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Carpentersville, IL
reply to La Luna

Re: [WIN8] Windows 8 Review

said by La Luna:

So that means you never make the time to learn something new? That seems rather unproductive.

We heard tons of similar complaints when Vista, then Windows 7 came out, but people finally learned how to adjust and the world didn't explode. People make it worse on themselves by resisting and subbornly refusing to take the time to learn something new just because they "shouldn't have to". Might as well adapt, or get left behind. Eventually, people will have to do it, whether they like it or not.

This is exactly my point. Its not just Windows that is changing with each release. Look at cell phones, or TV's, or even a car. Sure, the basic function of the device is the same, but the way you use it, or the steps needed to use it may change slightly (and that's the key word).

Example: Look at the Model T, the first automobile, which was made in September of 1908. Compare it to a Ford made in 2013. Do they look EXACTLY the same (Color, design of the car, shape of the steering wheel, location of and devices on the dashboard)? To operate it, do you perform the EXACT same set of steps? Of course not. They are different cars with different steps involved to get them started, and to operate them. While the differences between these two are very large, if you look at the changes made each year a new car came out, those changes are probably very small. The bottom line is that both cars will perform the task they were built for: To get you from Point A to Point B without having to walk.

Windows 8 does exactly the same things that Windows 7 does. You just may have to modify slightly the actual steps (mouse clicks perhaps) to get them done. In the grand scheme of things, is it really that big of a deal to have to click the mouse 3 times instead of two to open an application? I don't know of any business, industry, or job function where someone is standing next to you with a stopwatch, and will punish you if you cannot open Word in the exact same amount of time that you did in Windows 7. If you work in such a place, where people stand next to you with a stopwatch and a big hammer, and keep track of how long it takes you to go from application to application, and record all that, so when you get to Windows 8, and they see you are taking more steps and more time, they will hit you over the head with the hammer. After 5 hits, you get fired. If that is the case, you need to find a new job.

--Brian Plencner

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