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Not all people have the time to reboot for 8

I figured this would happen

   
4:39 pm on Apr 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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To reboot the brain as some have described it takes time energy and some thinking. The average user has little of all the above. When I loaded 8 I suspected it was a bad idea and this is just proof they went to far to fast.
7:10 pm on Apr 11, 2013 (gmt 0)



I love Win 8. I can't believe people are crying over that start button. I don't miss it at all. I've gotten so accustomed to this current setup I have; it's like some people are incapable of adapting. Ahh well, opinions vary.
7:48 pm on Apr 11, 2013 (gmt 0)



I had been a MAC person forever.
Needed a new laptop CHEAP and it came with Win 8

It is useable as far as I'm concerned.
8:28 pm on Apr 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I love Win 8. I can't believe people are crying over that start button. I don't miss it at all.


The problem is not giving people the option and forcing them to adapt.
9:47 pm on Apr 11, 2013 (gmt 0)



The problem is not giving people the option and forcing them to adapt.

Well I guess I'm just one of those people that adapts and moves on. I have more important things to worry about; to each their own.
10:08 pm on Apr 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Those who "adapt" easily, to what others wish them to adapt to..are known as.. "marks"*..

*The word(s) vary(ies) from culture to culture..but the "relationship" is the same..
11:32 pm on Apr 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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If you think Microsoft will reconsider and dump the front end of 8 - consider its history.

Office 2007 introduced a completely different interface for Office (only worked on Vista and newer). With Office 2010, everyone got the ribbon interface. And did consumers like it? No. Most hated it with a passion.

Guess what - it hasn't gone away.

You may not like Win 8 tiles/metro/name-of-the-week, but you might as well get used to it.
5:02 am on Apr 12, 2013 (gmt 0)



Those who "adapt" easily, to what others wish them to adapt to..are known as.. "marks"

I adapt simply because I want to; big difference. I most certainly didn't have to; however it beats whining anyday; I'll take it.
7:20 am on Apr 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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If someone like Mr. Mackin can use Windows 8, then there is hope for the rest of you. ;)

I moved all of my Windows Vista and Windows 7 machines to Windows 8. I like the way it works as well. It did take a little to get used to, but I overcame that minor hurdle quite quickly.

Blaming Windows 8 for the decline of PC sales is a bit harsh. There may be some truth to it, but it's probably moreso the uptake of tablets and smartphones.
7:41 am on Apr 12, 2013 (gmt 0)



With my current setup, I hit the Windows key and I'm at any program/file/folder I could ever want and do whatever I want with it, including right-clicking and uninstalling a program if I should so desire.

It certainly beats, *click Start button, move cursor up, click for popout window, move cursor over, move cursor up, click for popout window, move cursor over, move cursor down, click for popout window, move cursor over, click file*.

Maybe some people are not on a time frame, but anything that makes my work faster = better.

I bet if they never had a Start button, and instead had it the way it is now in Win 8, then suddenly introduced the Start button with no other option, people would be, "OMG they're slowing me down!" ;)
7:53 am on Apr 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I've not moved to Windows 8 yet, still on 7. However, that doesn't mean Windows 8 isn't any good. Thinking about it, I use the start button on Windows 7 about once a day. Everything else I do is pinned to the task bar. I think as long as I can have quick links to the software I actually use, then I'll be happy. It's only the OS, at the end of the day.

It's change, and not everybody likes change.

I bet if they never had a Start button, and instead had it the way it is now in Win 8, then suddenly introduced the Start button with no other option, people would be, "OMG they're slowing me down!"

I agree!
4:48 pm on Apr 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Here is a good test to see were companies are at with 8. Take a couple of your office workers that have been using XP or 7 and get you a new box/laptop and sit them down with it. Tell them ok I have installed your quickbooks etc whatever they do in your office and programs they need to do the job. Watch time and then maybe you will see what a company with an office of 100 employees are looking at. You will need a full time employee going around trying to help them get use to the system. I have no problems with it after the reboot but see it is a huge office issue with non tech people.
 

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