Originally Posted by cadaveca
I read comments like that form IT guys to mean that they haven't the slightest idea how to support it, so need time to get familiar with it.
Heck, most IT places here are still running XP, and on boxes that are nearly 10 years old, if not more. My wife has probably one of the most advanced PCs at the hospital she works at...and it's not even a P55 chipset.
IT managers are NOT the people to ask about tech, at all, unfortunately. The hospital guys say what I do, review-wise, is too far above their heads for them to care about.
If these guys don't understand hardware I doubt they can understand software.
They might not be the guys to ask about tech, but they are the ones that cut the purchase orders to dell to order new machines for new users etc. And when that new machine comes with Windows 7 instead of 8, that slows sales.
When 7 came out, and even when XP came out, there was much less reluctance to adopt (read: order new equipment with it preinstalled) among conservative users (i.e. IT depts) than when ME, Vista, and now 8 arrived.
Originally Posted by Dos101
Who is "we"? I love how people can spout out generalizations without actually saying anything.
I work at a University and Microsoft reps have been around lately demoing Windows 8 devices in various locations to students. I've attended a few and saw nothing but positive reactions from people. Hell, even people in my department (though they are mostly IT people) who are anti-Windows find the UI pleasing.
We as in the people who constantly make excuses for a software because we want it to work. And I say we because everyone has a tendency to deny that something that they want to be great just isn't. I'm glad you had fun at your tech demo. Did you buy a windows 8 device?
If you didn't, then you would be part of my 'we' as someone who went to the demo, wants to like the software, never actually used it for real, day to day work, and then went on the internet defending it.