"If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in China".
That makes sense, you are starting the shutdown process ______Rob
Quote from: Graynomad on Feb 08, 2014, 09:49 pmThat makes sense, you are starting the shutdown process ______RobYes but how many people other than programmers think like that. It is one of the prime examples of why Microsoft got it wrong.
This is in contrast to the Windows 8 method for shutting down a PC, which makes sense to no one at all. You just hover the mouse over of the right hand side of the screen for a few seconds with no visual queue, then right click (which slides a menu onto the screen), then click "settings", then click shutdown. That doesn't actually shut down the computer though, it just puts it into standby mode. If you want it to actually shut down, you have to hold shift while you click shutdown.I've been building PCs for over 15 years, and I had to look at a manual to figure out how to turn off my mom's new Windows 8 PC.
try out a new concept for The Hammer every four years.
It was bad enough that every new version of Windows played musical chairs with the control panel icons. Windows 8 just nailed the coffin for me. I use Linux at work (preference anyway) and am trying out a Hackintosh as my main home PC.The whole bit about "it's supposed to train you not to use shutdown" sounds very plausible to me, but as a long-term user of Windows, I don't hold much faith in its ability to remain running indefinitely without there being a performance penalty. Windows 7 has made strides (I have a laptop that I always hibernate instead of shutdown) but at my last job, where I had a Windows 7 PC and a Linux PC running together side-by-side, I would reboot Linux for hardware / kernel changes and power outages. I would reboot Windows between once a month and once a season. Not bad, but not quite appliance-like.Aside from the technical shortcomings, you can't just flip the paradigm on an entire industry and expect everyone to be OK with it. People are creatures of habit, and most of them don't consider it fun and amusing to learn new OSes, any more than a carpenter would like to try out a new concept for The Hammer every four years.