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Is Microsoft On The Verge Of A Sudden Collapse Predicted By Catastrophe Theory?

The departure of Steve Sinofsky so soon after the launch of Windows 8 was not a vote of confidence by the maker of the world’s largest operating system. But is it a sign of Microsoft‘s imminent collapse?

Last week, usability expert Jakob Nielsen wrote a devastating critique of Windows 8 on his Alertbox blog. He writes, “One of the worst aspects of Windows 8 for power users is that the product’s very name has become a misnomer. ‘Windows’ no longer supports multiple windows on the screen.… When users can’t view several windows simultaneously, they must keep information from one window in short-term memory while they activate another window. This is problematic for two reasons. First, human short-term memory is notoriously weak, and second, the very task of having to manipulate a window—instead of simply glancing at one that’s already open—further taxes the user’s cognitive resources.”

Read more at Forbes.com

 

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  • h4xor66 Said:

    microsoft is on the verge of a huge failure anyway ... windows 8 will be a catastrophic failure. aside from the fact that it is horrificly ugly people dont want that much change people want what is familliar to them Nobody has ever wanted a different operating system what people want is one that actually works and is secure ( something microsoft cant do ... period ) ... i think it's funny that the reason I'll never use windows 8 is the same reason ill never use Ubuntu again (unity) take away my menu and make my desktop look like a touch screen ? no thanks


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