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New anti-Win8 video is making rounds

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  • wastingtime​withforums

    The hip new thing on youtube:

  • Proton2

    "Less user friendly than DOS"

     

    Here's a true story. I had a floppy disk with a game on it that was played on a computer at work (during lunch). A friend of mine had an uncle that had an acquaintance that left the country for a year or so and left his computer (IBM) with my friends uncle. The computer owner was a doctor by which I mean he had a Ph.D., which somewhat explains why he could afford his own computer as well as explain why he had a computer in the first place. ( I realize these statements may confuse young people of today, but computers in the early 80s were expensive and primarily used in business or academia for research purposes). Anyway, the main point I want to make is that I put the floppy disk into that doctors computer, and didn't know what to do next, nor did my friend and his uncle. At work the technologist had always had the game up and running, ready for play. So don't try to tell me that a person can walk up to a computer with nor prior knowledge of the system and be able to start using it from a Dos command line while having great difficulty with the new Windows 8 interface.

     

    Another cute anecdote: When I was considering purchasing my first PC, one of the technologist (Rob Rhodes) at work suggested to me that I probably wouldn't find a use for a computer. Another statement a young person today might find surprising.

     

    And another thought, I recently upgraded the amount of ram in my computer and I was thinking back to when ram was selling for $35 dollars a MB and I realized that I had just put what would have cost a million dollars in the 1990s worth of ram, but it only cost me about $150.00.

  • wastingtime​withforums

    Of all the points in this video you take out a single, exaggerated sentence?

    Another cute anectode: Fifteen year old freeware programs are more capable than most Metro apps.

  • Sven Groot

    Wait, he's saying Windows 8 is letting him do touch screen gestures on his laptop's touchpad? It doesn't do that on my laptop.

  • wastingtime​withforums

    , Sven Groot wrote

    Wait, he's saying Windows 8 is letting him do touch screen gestures on his laptop's touchpad?

    Yes, it does that. Whether it is working or not depends on the touchpad model I guess.

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-8-tip-use-trackpad-multi-touch-gestures

  • PerfectPhase

    Does anyone else's touch pad do the swipe gesture? Mine doesn't.  I's this another case of an OEM being helpful?

    Also I was willing to give this guy some time until we get to the point where he admits to using it for all of 30 minutes!

     

  • Dr Herbie

    , wastingtime​withforums wrote

    ... single, exaggerated sentence?

    I only bothered to watch the first two minutes and it was full of exaggerated sentences.  "[Windows 8] prevented me from getting my work done."  Really?  I've had no problems getting my work done -- Visual Studio 2008, 2010 & 2012, Word, Excel, Remote Desktop, SQL Server Management Studio and our bespoke bug tracking system all work fine for me so his comments all just sound exaggerated.

    I'm not saying there aren't some issues, but I frankly haven't got time for another hyperbole-ridden, techno-hipster rant about how Windows 8 is 'unusable'.

    Herbie

  • wastingtime​withforums

    , Dr Herbie wrote

    techno-hipster rant about how Windows 8 is 'unusable'.

    Actually, it's Windows 8 that is hipster. Well, whatever you may think about W8 - there's something wrong with an OS if it provokes such reactions. The contempt it generates is far beyond Vista. How is this a winner?  If you want Windows to survive, you all should be concerned, not shrugging all these negativity off.

  • GoddersUK

    @PerfectPhase: It should be possible to enable it on most systems that have a remotely up to date synaptics touch pad

    See: http://www.mydigitallife.info/enable-multi-touch-gesture-finger-scroll-momentum-and-chiralmotion-on-synaptics-touchpad-in-windows-7vistaxpserver/

    , wastingtime​withforums wrote

    *snip*

    Actually, it's Windows 8 that is hipster. Well, whatever you may think about W8 - there's something wrong with an OS if it provokes such reactions. The contempt it generates is far beyond Vista.

    He said himself, he's a freelancer who needs to sell his article to put bread on the table. That might go some way towards explaining his "reaction".

  • wastingtime​withforums

    , GoddersUK wrote

    He said himself, he's a freelancer who needs to sell his article to put bread on the table. That might go some way towards explaining his "reaction".

    If you want to say that the reaction to Win8 is overwhelmingly positive, except for some fringers, then it's not true and you know this.

  • vesuvius

    , wastingtime​withforums wrote

    *snip*

    If you want Windows to survive, you all should be concerned, not shrugging all these negativity off.

    If anybody else in this thread had posted I'd be concerned. Your modus operandi is to wake up every morning, and enter "I hate Windows XP, Vista, 7 and now 8" then bore the pants off us here on channel 9 by posting bile.

    Dude, no-one likes someone that spews bile all the time, so we are concerned, only when you don't post about it.

  • brian.​shapiro

    , wastingtime​withforums wrote

    Of all the points in this video you take out a single, exaggerated sentence?

    Every sentence in the video is exaggerated, where he even has a point. But he says "this is not hyperbole."

    More like hysteria. Somehow with all these usability problems, I got used to things in a couple of minutes. And so have millions of other Windows 8 users, who are perfectly fine and aren't convinced by people ranting saying its very confusing and hard to use.

  • wastingtime​withforums

    , brian.​shapiro wrote

    *snip*

    millions of other Windows 8 users, who are perfectly fine and aren't convinced by people ranting saying its very confusing and hard to use.

    It's the first Windows OS where sales have been dropping on release.

    Oh, and happiness, everywhere. Not bad for a OS barely two months on the market. Don't forget that the answers forums have a 10 pages search limitation..

  • brian.​shapiro

    , wastingtime​withforums wrote

    *snip*

    It's the first Windows OS where sales have been dropping on release.

    Oh, and happiness, everywhere. Not bad for a OS barely two months on the market. Don't forget that the answers forums have a 10 pages search limitation..

    I'll forget that it was easy for me to learn and teach to others, just because of some video and quotes of sales numbers. 

  • Charles

    Haters gonna hate... This isn't news. It's just FUD.

    C

  • warren

    A number of commenters on that video are pointing out that the author blatantly copied graphics from Zero Punctuation videos.

    Classy.

  • Blue Ink

    @Charles: oops, that "Mark ad spam" button is on a hair trigger. Sorry about that. D:

  • Minh

    It being near Christmas, we must remembered that Jesus was hated and misunderstood, too. Look where he is now

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