There’s an interesting study of Windows 8 usability by the well known Nielsen┬áNorman Group that may give businesses (and consumers) insights into how the new OS might affect productivity. Jakob Nielsen points out that the dual nature of the desktop means there is more for the user to learn. The traditional desktop UI...

Windows 8 is a major change from Windows 7 for quite a few reasons, but the most jarring change is the new Start UI. This is why there have been quite a few very different responses from users of the OS. Some say they love it, others are less thrilled. Now one of the leading experts in web usability, Jakob Nielsen,...