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PaulAndre
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11/14/2014 | 9:30:17 AM
Re: touchscreen
I agree, as a worker I have no intention to leave mouse and keyboard, nor does my employer. I nevetheless long to upgrade from Windows 7 and benefit from goodies of much less glamour than a touch screen. Unfortunately, foreign language users are totally ignored for now.
PedroGonzales
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11/13/2014 | 8:54:44 PM
Re: touchscreen
Personally, I'm so used to the start menu and mouse and keyboard that after playing around with the new windows UI, I try to seek options that mimic the old start menu.  I think it will take a time for people to get used to such change.  I think user feedback will really help windows makes its new OS something its core user base will continue to support. 
Michael Endler
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11/13/2014 | 8:01:07 PM
Re: touchscreen
Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that user investment in a PC touch UI like the one in Windows 8 or 8.1 isn't necessarily making mainstream progress. I agree that touchscreens have some appeal on PCs; I'm typing this message on a Surface Pro 3, and I often use its touchscreen even in laptop mode to scroll up and down through websites-- so much so that if I switch over to a Mac or my Windows 7 PC, I find myself tapping at the screen before realizing it's futile. So I don't mean to indicate that touch is absolutely useless on PCs;rather, I mean to indicate that touch, as realized in Windows 8 and 8.1, hasn't swayed the majority of the PC market, most of which continues to invest in mouse-and-keyboard UI. I'm glad that Microsoft continues to invest in touchscreens, but it's clear a large portion of the Windows user base demands a first-class non-touch experience, in addition to however the touch side pans out. Personally, I think Windows 8.1 isn't bad, but it's clear that for many users, there's demand for a Start menu and a UI designed for mice and keyboards.
soozyg
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soozyg,
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11/13/2014 | 5:44:27 PM
Re: touchscreen
user investment in touch PCs isn't necessarily increasing.

So, despite science fiction's best stories and the use of touchscreens in movies that portray the future...people think it's cool to see on the TV/movie screen but they really don't want it in their own lives?
soozyg
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soozyg,
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11/13/2014 | 5:34:36 PM
touchscreen
"how many existing Windows users had no interest in Windows 8 and its touch-oriented UI"

Oh, see, that is my favorite part of Windows 8.

My least favorite part is that the menu was always hidden and you had to swipe from the corner to find it.
jagibbons
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11/13/2014 | 4:41:57 PM
Evolution
I applaud Microsoft for supporting the fast track of users who want to see, try, break and suffer with every Windows 10 build. What a great way to collect real feedback in a very time-sensitive way. Now, they have to actually assimilate that feedback, which is a different animal altogether.


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