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Positive reviews or not, Windows 8 (MSFT) needs serious work before it goes commercial, says...

Positive reviews or not, Windows 8 (MSFT) needs serious work before it goes commercial, says Matt Rosoff. Unlike iOS, the Metro user interface isn't intuitive, and there are many tricks to learn. Moreover, moving between apps, and between the PC and tablet interfaces, can be painful. Thus, in spite of its strengths, Rosoff concludes Windows 8 backs up Tim Cook's assertion that creating a PC/tablet hybrid is like trying to merge a refrigerator and a toaster.
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  • Brennanhay
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    Comparing AAPL vs MSFT user interfaces is particularly apt as MSFT attempts the one size fits all approach and users are revolting.... AAPL customizes the user interface to the device to optimize user experience.

     

    http://bit.ly/M7UqVg

     

    I wonder if this will contribute to increase Windows 7 sales and create lackluster Windows 8 sales....

     

    Long AAPL & MSFT
    1 Jun 2012, 06:17 PM Reply Like
  • berylrb
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    you make a good point Brennan! I wonder what the bulls on MSFT see as the most potential for growth W8 for the phone/tablet or W8 for the PC?
    1 Jun 2012, 06:45 PM Reply Like
  • Brennanhay
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    I think a metro UI better fits a smartphone thus far.

     

    My experience with the metro UI on a PC is that it is a horrible experience and very frustrating.

     

    This is almost the return of Windows Vista.........

     

    Look at this!
    http://bit.ly/KnyPd9

     

    Long MSFT
    1 Jun 2012, 06:57 PM Reply Like
  • ebeuu
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    This does not bode well...may skip this one.
    1 Jun 2012, 08:07 PM Reply Like
  • Crabber50
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    I respectfully disagree, Windows 8 will be a welcome addition to upcoming Ultrabook laptops, tablets etc. Windows 8 will 'start' to unify Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox. All of these tied to Skydrive will become so seamless that customers will get it. The desktop is still the desktop and you can pin your apps there and stay out of Metro, just with a different start menu. I do agree that the change from Window 7 to Windows 8 is revolutionary not evolutionary and it is a bit jarring, however folk will get it, an the changes are necessary to get Windows off the desk. I am long on MSFT.
    2 Jun 2012, 01:24 AM Reply Like
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