The 5 predictable phases of Windows 8 hate

imageThis is what I perceive as to be the 5 phases of Windows 8 hate.  It’s most commonly seen by self-described IT professionals & folks that love saying, “I’ve been in the PC industry for 25 yearsblahblahblah”.  Interestingly, it’s also common for these exact same people to declare that they firmly agree that:

  • Mobile technologies – specifically phones & tablets – are the future direction of the computing industry
  • Seamless compatibility & integration with existing IT infrastructures is absolutely key to transitioning to any new technology
  • Hardware refresh cycles for businesses are growing from 3 years to as much as 7 years; companies can’t afford to buy new devices as frequently

So never mind that Windows 8.1 empowers users to provide both a desktop & mobile interface without

  1. INDIGNANCE:
    “OMG-I-can’t-deal-WTF-how-can-full-screen-apps-be-better-startbuttonstartbuttonstartbutton-you-will-never-get-me-to-use-this-ever-I-won’t-I-won’t-I-won’t-WinXP-for-liiiiiiiife!”
  2. FURY:
    “Dumb-assed-Microsoft-you’re-going-down-in-flames-can’t-innovate-forcing-customers-to-use-your-unholy-bastard-child-metro-screw-you-I’m-gonna-go-buy-a-Mac-replace-everything-with-Linux-from-my-parent’s-basement-I-stab-at-theeeee!”
  3. RESIGNATION:
    “Dude-whatever-I-just-install-Start8-ClassicShell-RetroUI-and-it’s-the-same-damn-thing-as-Windows-7-anyway-I-never-go-into-that-Start-Page-thing-on-my-desktop-don’t-know-why-anyone-would-stupid-metro-no-I-don’t-own-a-tablet-why-do-you-ask?”
  4. DISCOVERY:
    “Huh-this-metro-thing-isn’t-half-bad-on-my-tablet-desktop-is-great-for-the-office-but-touch-interface-metro-makes-sense-for-anything-away-from-my-desk-only-problem-is-where-are-the-apps?”
  5. IMPATIENCE:
    “Where’s-the-metro-version-of-Outlook-Photoshop-Peoplesoft-iTunes-Premiere-VegasVideo-dammit-touch-doesn’t-work-on-any-of-these-PoS-apps-iOS-versions-suck-c’mon-Microsoft-you’re-totally-blowing-it-why-can’t-you-get-them-to-build-faster-these-metro-hating-ISVs-don’t-get-mobile-innovation!”

With that being said, here’s a nice article from Mashable about the new capabilities of Windows 8.1 that’s a good read:

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