“Windows 8 – Hands-on First Impressions”

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What Our Techs Think of Windows 8

So, Windows 8 has been out for a little over half a month now. What’s our verdict on the official, retail release?

The truth is– I do like Windows 8.

It has a very slick, modern appeal that I think will attract a large number of people. The “live tile” appearance Microsoft adapted from the Windows phone is well laid-out and attractively designed. As a matter of fact, it may very well be the most attractively designed edition of Windows, ever. Everything that’s important for day-to-day operation—accessing the Internet, games, or other programs—is very easy and almost always one or two clicks away. The hotkeys seem to be very well thought-through. They really put effort into the hotkeys this time around—so much so, that they will likely become an integral part of using Windows 8.

Windows 8: A Work in Progress

For the everyday computer user, Windows 8 is poised to be a success. For the technician or highly tech-savvy user, I think that it’s going to be a work in progress. As with any new operating system; there are still some kinks getting computer manufacturers and software developers up to speed; but, when the majority of PC users become accustomed to the new look, this will be a successful operating system. I give it about six months for it to really take flight.

At this time; however, I am typing this on a Windows 7 computer.

Au revoire,

Scott Davis
Store Manager
Powell Location

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