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19. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 25, 2012, 10:17 Nucas
Verno wrote on Oct 25, 2012, 09:28:
The complaints have already been explained in detail over the course of several threads. If you want to make it into one big straw man that people just don't want the Start Button to change then that's your problem.

If the operating system is going to evolve then it would be nice if they actually you know, did that instead of just wasting a shitload of screen real estate in their latest bid to become Apple.

ok, so you don't find it the least bit ridiculous that no defense of windows 8 is possible without literally being accused of receiving a paycheck from microsoft?

as to the complaints that have apparently been addressed, all i've seen here on blues is, yes, essentially hyperbolic fear and complaints about the UI, and a refusal to see how this will improve life for most people, particular the poor normies.

perhaps this is where you and i are different. my day to day drudgery sees me in contact with people who, after years of using a computer, cannot copy and paste a link. the act of holding a mouse button and dragging over words and right clicking for a context menu and selecting copy is second nature to us because of who we are; we're reading blues news for a reason, but don't convince yourself that it's intuitive.

the reaction from this extremely large population that i've personally seen thus far has been quite positive. if you haven't had the benefit of such first hand observations then that is unfortunate and we will just have to agree to disagree. time will tell, just as it did with the much derided windows XP which had practically the same puerile "sesame street operating system" insults present in this thread leveled at it 8 years ago because it dared to be easier to use.

This comment was edited on Oct 25, 2012, 10:33.
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