The tech community is pretty vocal about what they like and what they don’t about Windows 8. There is a lot of anger towards Microsoft for removing the Start Menu and the company trying everyone switch to an interface that clearly doesn’t work on the desktop. And that’s coming from people who know their computers, people who are always at the cutting edge of technology. What will happen when “real” users such as your parents and technically less inclined friends start using Windows 8?
Internet celebrity and founder of the popular blog Lockergnome, Chris Pirillo decided to find that out. He plopped his father in front of a computer running Windows 8. Watch how the old man struggles with the interface. At the end the elderly person asks who removed the start menu. When he learns it was Microsoft, Pirillo senior responds: "Are they trying to drive me to Mac?"
Chris Pirillo’s video inspired another person to challenge his father with Windows 8 and with similar results.
“This is terrible”, says his dad. Then he adds, "I’m too old, and life is too short" indicating he can’t spend all his time trying to figure out how to find his programs.
So is Microsoft still listening or are their ears full of wax?