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To be brutally honest i’ve got to say a yes, well that would have until last night when i had a quick play with the Surface RT, and while the interface is a bad of cats mad the actual experience is butter smooth. Microsoft have done good with their own hardware and i’ve had a go on about 6 or 7 Windows 8 tablets from major vendors in the last few months. This is a transition phase, a learning experience. Windows 7 rose from Vista and Win 9 will rise from this. Its not easy making big changes.

Gigaom

Earlier this week, Jacob Nielsen, a usability expert, penned a detailed post where he effectively panned nearly every aspect of Microsoft Windows 8 (s msft) from a usability perspective. And by panned, I mean completely ripped it apart. Nielson’s commentary was part of a study where 12 experienced Microsoft Windows users were observed while using the new Windows 8 operating system. And perhaps that’s part of the issue here as Windows 8 isn’t quite like any prior version of Windows at all.

Windows 8 Start ScreenI’m certainly not trying to defend Nielsen’s study, nor the experiences of the dozen participants. In fact, I’ve struggled with the new operating system on a Surface RT review unit and I have 15 years of hands-on I.T. experience in Fortune 100 companies that relied heavily on Windows. Plus I have some previous with experience Windows Phone, which has used a similar interface to that of Windows 8…

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