Jeff, no offensebut WINDOWS 8 IS NOT SELLING. Please open your eyes. It's not just IT peoplethat hate the Modern UI, it is the public at large. As long as MS lives indenial that their "vision" is fatally flawed they will never make itbetter. IT people design for users and users are telling them they DON'T LIKEMODERN UI.
No offense taken. Windows 8 is selling, actually at the same pace as Windows 7, and actually Windows 8 (x86) is trending very positive even with IT Professionals. I can’t share the actual data as I’m under NDA.
Not since the failure of"Hope & Change" have we seen a company so dedicated to the notionthat change for the sake of change is good. Different is not always better. Asa matter of fact, different is often worse.
Bottom line is the laptops are going the way of the desktop, will they completely die off, no but fewer and fewer people willbe using them. Tablets are the next step in the Pervasive Computing that is starting to mature, if MS didn’t push this direction they will be dead.Traditional Form Factors will die, replaced by Phablets and AIO’s and then to wearable or flat surface computing.
If not by sales numbers, how does MS actually evaluate the success of aproduct? People are voting with their wallets and MS is losing in landslide. Iam simply amazed that despite the horrifically bad sales of W8, MS continues toinsist that they are right and everyone else is wrong.
Upgrades have actually outpaced new PC sales, people are buying Windows 8. Surface and Surface RT actually bolstered MS financial results enough to offset their OEM community’s failure.
** What MS should have done is have a desktop and a mobile version of Windows, like Apple does (to great success by the way). They could have included Modern UI on the desktop version as anoption for those burning to try something new, but this"one-size-fits-all" approach is just a steaming pile of fail. It's not visionary, it's not the future, it's just dumb.
Actually leaked documents show that Apple is moving to same type of unified platform and so is Google, MS was first in unifying their OS Properties.
Thinkabout this. What were two of the most popular aspects of Windows 7? TheStart Button (despite MS "studies" to the contrary) and Aero. Whatdid MS get rid of in Windows 8? The Start Button and Aero. It's like cuttingMichael Jordan and Scottie Pippin and being shocked when ticket sales go down.
Other than the Bitch, Moan and Whine from forums like these, what evidence do have for the above statement? 26+ Billion Computers run Windows and these forums across the internet are mere fraction of the population. Forum Participants tend to be very vocal but not a majority.
Let's face it, there is someone in Senior Management at MS that HATES menus. At everyopportunity from Office Ribbons to Modern UI, MS is replacing menus with bigclunky icons. Was there some sort of hue and cry from the public that menus arehorrible and MUST be replaced? No, menus are easy. Windows 8 isn't.
It not that anyone hates menus, it is the fact the software has become more powerful and feature rich, menus became unruly because of the Cascading back and forth to the point of you are boxing with the UI, it was like bobbing and weaving and if you miss click it all collapses. This is why the ribbon came into being.