What were they thinking?
I have many older clients that are receiving their nice new Windows 8 computers from well meaning children only to find themselves using their new computers as paper weights. For these older clients the maddening need to put the mouse in the various corners to bring up needed icons for switching apps or changing settings or bring up the slightly familiar desktop, only to have them disappear before they can navigate to them is just too frustrating to continue using. I have already taken many calls from clients that just want to get into familiar territory where the computer acts the way they expect it to. Metro is just not that place. One thing MS wasn't banking on, was how verbal these folks can be to their gigantic friend networks in their adult communities and other gathering places. Demand for Windows 7 machines will surely be steady for a good while to come, because of the negative experience these folks are having. At the very least MS should be allowing all kinds of easily implemented work-arounds to make this new operating system friendly for baby boomers and their parents. This means giving it the look and feel of something familiar like Windows 7 or XP. Change is not always good. In the case of Windows 8, its worse than usual.
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