Chuckle. This is too funny for me to make up. I am just not that creative. M$ has had lots of push-back on “the ribbon” in their office suite but are Hell-bent to foist it on users of “8”… 😉
And the trolls here think migrating to GNU/Linux will involve “retraining”!!! Wait until buyers of “PCs” on retail shelves return units because they “don’t work” like that other OS.
Here are the people who will rebel:
- people with hand-eye coordination they learned when they were 5 years old,
- people who know where the icons are,
- people who have point-and-clicked since 1990,
- people who know how to use a menu, and
- people who don’t like change.
That covers just about everyone over the age of 20. Hint: teachers are mostly over the age of 23 and are reluctant to change themselves so they are not going to provide free training for M$.
Read it and laugh…
There are folks in the world of FLOSS just as determined to sabotage their installed base. Ubuntu Unity, KDE 4.x and GNOME 3 come to mind. Perhaps those new interfaces are “better” in some ways, but the users will notice the learning curve. I don’t doubt some will not even be able to start using them because they are used to clicking on things they can see in front of them just as they have been seeing and grasping since infancy. Unnatural may be new but it’s not intuitive. Training had better be built in or it will be resisted.