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win8 My mom loves windows 8!

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My mom, 48 yrs old, told me after we tried out some windows 8 laptops(a vaio non touch) that she loves metro style and that she loves how all her info are there at a glance, she loved the fact that it looks very simple, apparently, she has already let go of that controversial win7 menu.

See, an almost-50 y/o mom can easily use win8 and she isnt that techie either, she only became curious when she watched the commercial.

Fyi, she still has a job in a government agency that still uses(sigh) XP by default.

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Very interesting. I've been reticent to encourage my mom and dad to upgrade to Windows 8, but maybe they'll like it.

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Good for her :)

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See this is I think windows 8 will win. Your normal user, who just wants to surf the net, Facebook, email without having to reconfigured this and that, they log in and its all there, that's what I liked about win8 and I am seriously considering replacing my main desktop OS with win8.

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Some people does indeed far more than just browsing and cheking email... some people DO real WORK.

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My mum is 62 and she loves Win 8 and Metro too, gave her a machine with the RP installed and then the RTM when Technet got it and she started using her machine much more now

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Some people does indeed far more than just browsing and cheking email... some people DO real WORK.

Which is why I've been using it at my job for the past six months, managing about a thousand computers. It's nice having my work order queues pinned to my start screen, as well as my most commonly used apps. I have a folder group on my screen so I don't have to browse to them anymore, I can just start typing from my start screen.

Stop ****ing and moaning, and learn to use the OS. I do real work and it helps me.

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I'll tell you what your mom... *cough*

Yes, Windows 8 is the OS for consumers. Its target audience was the iPad crowd and it has happily reached it.

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Which is why I've been using it at my job for the past six months, managing about a thousand computers. It's nice having my work order queues pinned to my start screen, as well as my most commonly used apps. I have a folder group on my screen so I don't have to browse to them anymore, I can just start typing from my start screen.

Stop ****ing and moaning, and learn to use the OS. I do real work and it helps me.

Yeah? You must have a very intensive job then... /s

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Windows 8 is great for consumers. It's great she likes it. :)

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Stop ****ing and moaning, and learn to use the OS. I do real work and it helps me.

Yeah? You must have a very intensive job then... /s

Come on guys, keep it civil. What works for some people doesn't work for others, it's as simple as that. We don't need to reduce each and every Windows 8 discussion in to both parties screaming, "I'm right, you're wrong" with the opposing side saying, "nu-uh!"

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i've had my father on RP, now retail, for quite a while. He seems fine with it. Doesn't seem to care that he lost the start menu but at the same time doesn't seem to really think much about the start screen either. He's not fussed, still uses it for whatever. btw, he's 70. I installed the retail a few days ago and setup his start screen, to what i believe, may have him peeking at it more, we'll see.

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Some people does indeed far more than just browsing and cheking email... some people DO real WORK.

Windows 8 makes it easier to DO real WORK (Typing like a teen, I'll play along) while making it stupidly easier for casuals to do everything they want to do. It's really a win for everyone.

Name one thing you think is harder to do or more cumbersome in Windows 8 over 7, and you will get a rebuttal 100% of the time. Your stance is simply wrong and ignorant.

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Yes, Windows 8 is the OS for consumers. Its target audience was the iPad crowd and it has happily reached it.

well put!

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Windows 8 makes it easier to DO real WORK (Typing like a teen, I'll play along) while making it stupidly easier for casuals to do everything they want to do. It's really a win for everyone.

the DO real WORK comes from this: normally you read very fast... but the brain doesn't pay too much attention to it until a second view, so, DO WORK is the first thing you well understand, then if you read again, DO real WORK appears... it's just a bit of subliminal message. If I would write like a teen, then I would write like other people whose words get either censored ***** or are just unintelligible to be read.

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Some people does indeed far more than just browsing and cheking email... some people DO real WORK.

I wonder if I have not been working (for real) since last year. May be they are paying me for nothing...oh wai-

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Guess I haven't been working for the past year either. Damn, if I wasn't DOING real WORK, then how did I pass my classes? :laugh:

Any way, back on topic. Good for her. I showed my Mom the RP last I was home, and while indifferent, she wasn't troubled by the UI at all. She poked around the screen, and quickly discovered her way around - unlike Chris Prillow's "dad", who couldn't find his way out of a paper bag.

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I wonder if I have not been working (for real) since last year. May be they are paying me for nothing...oh wai-

Apparently if you use Windows 8 at work and it helps you, you obviously don't do intensive work.

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Windows 8 reminds me of America Online,makes the computer too much like a toy for me.

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my wife seems to navigate my windows 8 box just fine onyl thing she found wierd was printing from metro apps which i had to show her, other than that she found her way around as easy as she did in windows 7

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Some people does indeed far more than just browsing and cheking email... some people DO real WORK.

And how exactly is Windows 8 stopping you from doing that?

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It's just more proof that Windows needs to be split into "simple" and "advanced". "Simple" to compete with Apple and "advanced" for business/enterprise customers and power users/IT Pros. MS cannot maintain that right balance which is the cause of all this headache.

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It's just more proof that Windows needs to be split into "simple" and "advanced". "Simple" to compete with Apple and "advanced" for business/enterprise customers and power users/IT Pros. MS cannot maintain that right balance which is the cause of all this headache.

Windows 8 actually combines both of those logics. They went deeper than they ever have into both categories and the result is an easier to use OS with more advanced features and easier access to power user functions.

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It's just more proof that Windows needs to be split into "simple" and "advanced". "Simple" to compete with Apple and "advanced" for business/enterprise customers and power users/IT Pros. MS cannot maintain that right balance which is the cause of all this headache.

That would be the worst idea since.... ever. Please explain to me why Windows 8 isn't any more "advanced" as Windows 7 is? Because, my dual monitor workstation tells me otherwise.... But if you're going to cry about all the depreciated (You know what that word means, right!?) features Microsoft has removed, then don't. If you really want to hang on to archaic paradigms, than maybe Linux is better for you. Removing old, done with code is a win-win for everyone.

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He's the delusionist that believes that Windows XP is better for workflow than Windows 7. There is no reaching that level of craziness.

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