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.