Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 19, 2007 09:04 PM
>Considering that these users will probably have used Windows and they will be somewhat confused about the right/left button ordering amongst other things, it really depends on what you're training them to do.
Indeed, it depends.
The growth markets are in countries which have users who didn't ever use a computer before (like countries where computing takes off now - think OLPC,<nobr> <wbr></nobr>...).
Keeping button order broken because existing Microsoft Windows users are used to the other way is not an argument _in that case_.
I do see that there's this movement that tries to s/windows/linux/ on the computer, and that's all the change they want. I'd just stick with Microsoft Windows then.
If I switch platforms, the new platform better provide some _huge_ advantages to make it worth the bother.