enhancement: definition of enhancement in Oxford dictionary (American English) (US)
An increase or improvement in quality, value, or extent:
No, there are many reasons why businesses don't upgrade immediately. Retraining costs are just one of many reasons.Just saying that proves you haven't a clue. The reason business doesn't upgrade as quickly to new versions is almost entirely down to the costs of retraining. They certainly DO want a standard. Worker productivity is affected when the worker who could easily find what they were doing on every previous MS OS, now has to hunt the web to find where MS decided to hide everything.
Actually, there is a history of MS moving various programs and utilities from one place to another. And requiring additional key clicks is a trivial concern for the managers who decide if and when to upgrade. No upgrade has ever been delayed or cancelled because of extra mouse clicks.Proving once again you don't know what you're on about. The UI (you DO know that stands for User INTERFACE, right? You know, that thing you say doesn't matter) elements were placed where users knew they would be and up until XP were accessible with a minimum click through.
No, it's not even the main reason.It is the MAIN reason. Yes, there are other reasons, I didn't say it was the sole reason.
The main reason is a lack of need. Applications drive all software purchases included OS upgrades. Businesses don't buy computers so they can run OS's. The buy computers and OS's so they can run apps
Since there are few business apps that require Win8 to run on the market, and since the in-house developed s/w that many businesses run do not run on mobiles (yet), there is no compelling reason for most businesses to upgrade as of yet.
And, yeah...let's take a good look at what these "smarter" people have to say, eh?
1. Does this person seriously think Win8 is incapable of content production and multitasking? Here's a screenshot of what I have on one of my monitors at this moment. (I'm typing this post on my other monitor)Useability expert Raluca Budiu of the Nielsen Norman Group said, "Windows 8 is optimized for content consumption rather than content production and multitasking. Whereas content consumption can easily be done on other media (tablets and phones), production and multitasking are still best suited for PCs. Windows 8 appears to ignore that."
Based on my experience, Raluca Budiu doesn't know what the hell he/she is talking about.
2. So what if content consumption can easily be done on tablets and phones? Does that mean I shouldn't be able to do it on my PC?
Jacob Neilsen makes the same stupid mistake that so many others make: They think Win8 is the tiled interface. My screenshot shows him to be, at best, just plain wrong and, at worst, shortsighted or deliberately misleading to those who might actually want to know what Win8 is all about.Jakob Neilsen, "One of the worst aspects of Windows 8 for power users is that the product's very name has become a misnomer. "Windows" no longer supports multiple windows on the screen. Win8 does have an option to temporarily show a second area in a small part of the screen, but none of our test users were able to make this work. Also, the main UI restricts users to a single window, so the product ought to be renamed 'Microsoft Window.'"
In any event, I had a GUI on my Commodore 64. It looked something like this one: