Why Windows 8 Scares Me

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This video gives an overview of Windows 8 and some of the risky design decisions Microsoft made in it. It was designed as a supplement to my blog post on the subject at If you want to fully understand my perspective on Windows 8, you need to read the post.

In this version of the video, I show the preview version of Windows 8 that was current at the time I recorded it. I have revised the video to show the…

33 Comments

  1. Win 8 scared the enterprise market off. Most of them are just sticking to Win 7 Pro and server, until they figure out what to do. None of the people I have spoken with have any desire to upgrade to Win 10.

  2. Had windows 7 it was infected with virus"s all the time when i went to windows 8 and 8.1 it had built in antivirus and i never get infected anymore plus it was easy to use have a good day.

  3. I updated windows and it kept updating it restarted and went into the loop again I lost my 20 games homework and my drives I hate windows8!!! Stupid idiots are being brainwashed by Microsoft you are the idiots Microsoft made this crap for now I have problems with windows every fucking day!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Why do you not know anything about W8? No offense, but maybe you should stick to W-XP. What do you mean "unintuitive" or "tricky"?! It's easy like freaking walking.
    And if that fish is mocking you of not getting things done easily, then you should change your desktop background.

  5. Oh .. I really like to thank you Mr. I watched ur video and learned from you . What I don't understand is those ppl who left a very nasty comment . If you think you have got it , why watch this video..

  6. Anybody laughing at the man. I was like 10 when this came out 2 years ago. I didn't fully get this honestly lol. I still use 7. But Windows 10 looks neat!

  7. Did you ever try to right click the Windows start button when it appeared? It was one of the first things I did on my Windows 8 when it popped up. Now days with Windows 8.1 the right click still works on the start button and let you access all the important features.

  8. Windows 8 isn't scary, it just sucks dick. Windows developers are trying to make a desktop operating system be exactly like a mobile interface. No, just no. Also, you look like a creepy-ass old pedo man.

  9. Everybody says Metro UI is for tablets and phones, but the hard reality is this flat-ish UI design is being adopted across the web and in new operating systems. What bugs me about it is the fonts are so big and functions I like to use are hidden behind strange gestures or menues and it looks so goddamn boring. It's not visually stimulating, just extremely minimalist. And rather than having access to more functions, it seems to give me less just simply because I have to struggle more to gain access to it!!

    It's like one day I'm playing my gameboy and having fun and some jerk comes by and pulls it away and gives me a yellow inflatable ducky. I ask for the gameboy back, but he's like "Eveyrbody happy do ducky? You're too you try. Fun have."

    I'm NOT asking for skuemorphic design or whatever the hell they call it. I"m asking for smaller fonts and more functionality on the screen (not hidden behind mouse movements or awkward menues) and more text instruction or text buttons (text is easier to understand than icons) and to USE the whitespace. I'm also asking for a visually more satisfying experience as opposed to the flat colors which to me are like saying random scribbles on canvas are art. I'm not asking for my calculator app to look like a real calculator, I'm just asking for something that's more than the minimalist flat coloring scheme. Why can't there be a more middle ground?

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