Microsoft is aiming to smooth the transition for users switching to Windows 8 from its earlier predecessors. This upcoming operating system is a major change in direction for the software giant, which includes touch screen technology, "charms," and desktop tiles.
In an effort to help users get the knack of the new OS, Microsoft is apparently training sellers and others how to use the system. According to tech news site Neowin, a handful of Windows 8 demo videos (see below) have been leaked, which show just how the system will work.
If Windows 8 is so difficult to use they have to teach people how to use it then they should take it back to the drawing board and start over because most touch operating systems are so intuitive you hardly have to learn anything to use the device.
The trouble is, no one is going to use a touch interface on a desktop. I've tried for years and have a touch screen on my desk, but I still use a mouse. Who sits that close to the screen? No one.
Articles written by nimrods are always so amusing. Don't you love people that assume everyone fits in their wide blanket of generalities? Everyone sits that close to a screen that has a laptop, a tablet or a phone plus anyone with bad eyes or over 50 :)
After using all the mobile stuff all day I sometimes find myself intuitively reaching to the screen every now and then and catching myself going "oh yeah, it's not a touch screen..." so I'm obviously ready for a touch screen on my desktop, just not sure it needs Windows 8. Came close to buying the HP TouchSmart a few years back as my desktop but the specs were too limited and you couldn't upgrade it, meaning it was suddenly way overpriced for what it was IMO. If I want to get wallet shock I'll go to the Apple store.
Furthermore, the desktop market is dying,
Um. wrong again bucko.
Problem is the new machines are finally fast enough that people don't feel the need for constantly upgrading as I'm still barely touching the abilities of my 4+ year old quadcore.
Just because many people are buying tablets and smartphones in droves doesn't mean we're abandoning the desktop, just adding a mobile experience to the mix.