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08-08-2015, 10:46 PM
I have never liked windows 8 even though I am used to it. Bought a new computer that had windows 8 on it. I want windows 7 back.
08-10-2015, 12:11 PM
(08-08-2015, 10:46 PM)me50 Wrote: I have never liked windows 8 even though I am used to it. Bought a new computer that had windows 8 on it. I want windows 7 back.
I played with Win10 preview a bit and it doesn't seem to be nearly as bad as Win 8. I didn't really use it long term to get a better idea.
I don't think MS has very good leadership. They don't seem to realize that computer users have evolved and most don't think it's fun to probe around to find whatever they need. Back when practically all users were experimenters and loved the thrill of digging something out of a system, such challenges were a welcome.
Nowadays practically all users just want to get something done. If a new system makes the means to do that obscure, then it should at least have a well advertised area that users of the previous version could quickly access that would give direct cross-references between the how-you-did-this-before on the previous version to the how-to-do-it-now on this new version.
Granted, there actually are some areas in Win10 that users can access to provide that information but the typical user has no idea where they are. Furthermore, giving a typical user a welcoming and full general rundown on the new system is practically worthless since nobody likes reading all that jazz and few can absorb it all anyway. They just want to know how to do what they always have done. They may or may not someday read that welcome message and learn how smart they were to get this new version. In the meantime, they just want to get their old tasks done.
I hate analogies but here's mine; Reinventing the wheel is fine if you make it roll better but if you're just making it thicker, it'll be harder to get it rolling and much harder to change tires.
Dude (likes Win7)
08-10-2015, 02:35 PM
(08-10-2015, 01:53 PM)surferdude2 Wrote: I hate analogies but here's mine; Reinventing the wheel is fine if you make it roll better but if you're just making it thicker, it'll roll slower and be much harder to change tires.
I would use a different analogy. Desktop and laptop PC's are the automobile. The smart phone is like the rocket.
Microsoft took the Windows 7 automobile and tried to make it look like the smart phone rocket. For Windows 8, they added tail fins and fake rocket exhaust at the back to make it look cool. They blocked off all the windows except one porthole you can look through. They removed the steering wheel, throttle, and brakes, and you depend on a preprogrammed autopilot to get you everywhere. It's designed to be operated while wearing a pressure suit with gloves on.
It looks pretty, but it's not very useful for your everyday earthbound transportation needs.
08-10-2015, 02:50 PM
If it were that easy, what would the "... for Dummies" authors do?
08-10-2015, 03:58 PM
Back when I was in the army teaching communications procedure (civil war days), I was told to keep the daily lesson down to three new items or less. According to my superior, that's how many new ideas the average person is capable of absorbing before his eyes cross and his brain goes out of mesh with his senses. Personally, I think he was being optimistic.
08-15-2015, 07:18 PM
File this one under "oops".
Husband's secret pr0n stash was made into a screensaver slideshow because of a recent Windows 10 update.
08-15-2015, 09:41 PM
While feeling somewhat optimistic, I installed Windows 10 to see what it could do for me. Two days after the install I got a notice from Dell to back up my entire system (to the cloud) before installing Windows 10. Not sure which company I'm currently pissed at!
So far Win10 hasn't caused me any problems, but the menus that pop up when you hit the Windows key is just plain stupid. If I had wanted all those %$#@! boxes, I'd have stayed with 8.
08-17-2015, 06:25 AM
After my computer died three weeks ago, I wasn't sure whether I was going to stay with Windows or give the Mac a try. Because I had heard how wonderful Windows 10 was, that was the direction I was leaning.
I tried both windows 10 and the mac several times in different stores so I wouldn't make an impulsive decision. I finally decided that even though I knew I would have a learning curve with the Mac, I decided I was really tired of windows as the interface seemed so clunky compared to the Mac in which things seemed simple and elegant to me at the same time.
But I certainly respect the decision of folks who stay with Windows and don't intend to turn into a Mac zealot. Good luck to everyone with their systems no matter what they have.
08-21-2015, 08:52 PM
Like many of you, I too lived in the "floppy" disk era. More recently the xp, win 7, 8 and 8.1. Last week I decided to take the plunge and got win 10. I'm delighted with it! Took very little time to get used to. It's soooo, did I say soooo much better, than 8.1... that alone is a good enough reason to switch to win 10.
Only my opinion of course, but I can't imagine anyone presently using 8.1 will be sorry they got win 10.
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