More on Microsoft: 1) The WSJ notes Microsoft is making unprecedented retail efforts to promote...

More on Microsoft: 1) The WSJ notes Microsoft is making unprecedented retail efforts to promote Windows 8, even dictating retailer demo PCs show e-mails and photos belonging to a fictional "Allison Brown" (she's Franziska Fiegler in Germany). 2) CNET provides an in-depth profile of secretive Windows chief Steven Sinofsky: he receives high marks for his intelligence and passion, but his hierarchial management tactics are said to have alienated workers and hurt innovation. (marketing plans)

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  • Yokyok
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    ...and he's alienated millions of windows faithful by trying to force metro on them who don't want it


    i want windows without metro. if you can't give it to me i'll go somewhere else.
    22 Oct 2012, 02:42 PM Reply Like
  • russellm454
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    You don't have to use the tiled interface. You can freely continue to use the traditional interface. However like most change, if given a couple days to settle in most end up liking it.
    22 Oct 2012, 02:56 PM Reply Like
  • Yokyok
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    thank you msft pr department but what you said is simply not true. metro is forced in your face every time you turn your pc or access what used to be available in the start menu. you are mistaking 'most users' for people who work at microsoft who are required to use it or find another job.
    22 Oct 2012, 03:28 PM Reply Like
  • jammerculture
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    "metro" is really nothing more then the start menu, but full screen. I am not sure why people are having trouble with this. Just think of it as the start button without having to push the button.
    22 Oct 2012, 09:02 PM Reply Like
  • Dennis Baker
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    Well then there is the total lack of visual queues and introducing the concept of going to arbitrary placed on the screen and clicking. I think this is probably the biggest issue people have.


    The fact that people struggle with what to call the new UI and wind up using a term Microsoft abandoned due to copyright is a serious marketing blunder. They should have ponied up for use of the brand name or come up with something new (that people can actually remember). I hear "Aero" is available.
    23 Oct 2012, 03:27 AM Reply Like
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