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Conclusions


Windows 8's lack of an immediately apparent way to move from the desktop to TIFKAM is not a killer, but frustrated every tester. While they all picked up either the bottom-left-corner trick or the Charms Bar quickly, all wondered why the OS lacked a more obvious signpost to return to TIFKAM.

There were also lots of raised eyebrows about the stark division between TIFKAM and the conventional Windows desktop. None of the testers thought that a good idea.

On the positive side of the ledger, the adult testers all found TIFKAM's tiles intriguing and praised its overall look and feel.

Our small sample therefore seems to indicate that civilians will occasionally strike trouble, but will generally enjoy exploring Windows 8 and TIFKAM. ®


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/26/civilians_test_windows_8/

And there goes all complaints about average people not understanding Windows 8.
Edited by 3930K - 10/28/12 at 10:20am
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Right they were just frustrated.
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Right they were just frustrated.
Do I need to make the bolded part bigger?
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The problem with TIFKAM is a lot smaller than what OCN makes it out to be. People here are just extremely resistant to change and refuse to try out something new. W8 was also designed to take the best of W7 and make it simpler while adding other improvements, so of course the "technically savvy" people are going to say it seems like you're being babied.

I won't be using Windows 8 as my daily OS yet, but once some minor issues are fixed (such as more support for games, drivers, and performance fixes), it'll be my main one. I'm dual-booting it right now and I'm loving the speed increase. It's pretty easy to get used to TIFKAM, too.
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you forgot to bold "frustrated." Right there in the first sentence.
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Definetely. Loving HyperV too.
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you forgot to bold "frustrated." Right there in the first sentence.

If you read the whole source, you would realize it meant frustrated for a bit.
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Only get one chance to make a first impression.
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Only get one chance to make a first impression.
It took them a few minutes to get over it, not 7 months as some people here claim.
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It took them a few minutes to get over it, not 7 months as some people here claim.

LOL ok you got me
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The Interface Formerly Known As Metro is not difficult to use at all. As with anything new and different, it will probably take people some time to get used to it. I actually like it quite a bit and find it just as easy to navigate.

For what it's worth, I never used the start orb with Windows 7 short of windows key => search/run. Don't really miss it at all.
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