Originally Posted by Phoenixlight
They would have sold a lot more by simply adding an option to use the start button in the control panel, people are naturally scared of change and they're only now seeing the results.
People are not afraid of change. MS posted a video about the development of w8, with shots of early renditions dating back to pre iPhone. The whole video, I think is on engadget or elsewhere was basically MS explaining that hey...people are not afraid of change! Look at the world as it is today. People use kindles for reading books, there's smartphones that replaced half the electronics we used to carry....the list goes on.
They actually made a good point, people are not afraid of change so long as it is a change for the better. MS once again has rushed into a decision without actually studying anything and asking the question "why?"
Why was the iPhone so successful?
Why has the kindle replaced books for a lot of people?
Why is touch screen technology so readily accepted and adopted by the general public?
They should've done what apple have done for years, make a decent trackpad, include 'complex' gestures for the trackpad. People keep saying 'just wait...it only launched not too long ago' I for one don't believe that for a second. I just can't see W8 selling well to the public.
It really blows my mind that this is here, I mean throughout the whole development of W8 (years) no one ever questioned if having your arms raised because you need to be able to touch the large screen at different points tires out your arms after a while.
What a shame, maybe I'll look into linux more.