Let's just make everyone go back to command line interface and be done with it. It works! It always has!
Let's also forget about convenience, forget about efficiency, forget about dovetailing everyone's behavior to use a freaking Start Menu in Windows for almost 2 decades. Sure, you can teach an old dog new tricks, but how long will it take and at what frustration level?
The Windows 8 interface is atrocious. It requires the user to perform additional steps that are completely unnecessary. (Actually, the mess began in Vista and Windows 7) Windows 8 requires the user to switch between modes of operation and completely lacks any congruity between comprised components. Since Windows Vista, OS features and options have been progressively obfuscated and hidden and require more effort on the part of the user to perform a task. This is regressive technology.
Computers were and are wonderful because they ultimately made things easier and more efficient for humans, not to mention the incredible speed at which some tasks can be done. Microsoft not only helped to push that agenda, but actually capitalized on it. Now, it seems, they are on track to frustrate and confuse.
Users should not have to "put up" with an OS or have to perform such ridiculous tasks to make it work for them. An OS should provide them with options to make their tasks, their lives, easier, productive and more fun. It should cater to what appeals to them and be easily modified to meet their demands, their needs and their wants.
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