Microsoft demonstrated the next generation of windows, internally codenamed “Windows 8”, for the first time this month. In their words;
“Windows 8 is a reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface. A Windows 8-based PC is really a new kind of device, one that scales from touch-only small screens through to large screens, with or without a keyboard and mouse.“
Few aspects of the new ‘Windows 8’ interface includes;
- Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen, which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps.
- Live tiles with notifications, showing always up-to-date information from your apps.
- Fluid, natural switching between running apps.
- Convenient ability to snap and resize an app to the side of the screen, so you can really multitask using the capabilities of Windows.
- Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.
N/B: The full capabilities of Windows continue to be available, including the Windows Explorer and Desktop, as does compatibility with all Windows 7 logo PCs, software and peripherals.
Although the new user interface is designed and optimized for touch, it works equally well with a mouse and keyboard. Our approach means no compromises — you get to use whatever kind of device you prefer, with peripherals you choose, to run the apps you love. This is sure to inspire a new generation of hardware and software development, improving the experience for PC users around the world.
Keep watching this space for up to date information on the new innovations as well as the ‘Oops’, of the new Windows 8.
Absolute junk. Counter-intuitive garbage. Unless you are specifically looking to over-develop the forearm of your ‘mouse hand’ with all of this redundantly useless clicking -> it’s crap.
junk only for the dump
Your right, I bought Windows 8 for 39$ and I thought well now Microsoft is finally giving some of the millions they stole back. Then I installed it-OMG What a mess. This is pure Junk.
I remember the windows just before Win95, after the tedious long installation still wasn’t as frustrating as three mins with this Silliness thats called Windows 8.
Its mind boggling to think that a company that produced Win 7 could produce such a mess. But then-not to long ago-they gave us Vista huh.
The only people I know that could get along with windows 8, is people thats never owned a computer and only used the Windows cell Phone.
Thanks for your first-hand review of Windows 8. Microsoft seems to be losing it even on their Windows Mobile platform. Lots of basic mobile phone functionalities are being over-looked.
Positively awful. Complete garbage. Windows 7 was fantastic, there was no reason to trash it in favor of turning my PC into an overpowered smart phone
well at least you got a smart phone all I got was a boat anchor…………..
Total unmitigated crap. MS must be suicidal.
Hard to copy files from drives, total junk to use. Maybe good for I-pod users
Absolute garbage. I have been installing computers since the 80’s. I have lost about 6 weeks of productivity. Tried to upgrade for $39, and my computer crashed. Spent two weeks (24 hours) with 4 MS techies and got most of it back, but not all. Then ordered a W8 laptop and sent it back. I need a desktop. I then bought a desktop from Best Buy. They transferred my data (files), which now are in random order across my screen. Had to do a search with asterisks to even find them. I can’t alphabetize them or put them back into folders. Can’t open some attachments. Have no sound. Bought GeekSquad protection and just waited 50 minutes on the phone before giving up. Don’t like having to play with the cursor from the corners to get a start button, etc. Instead of making things simpler, they have actually made them more cumbersome. The pretty tiles and colors are intended to attract kids and non-computer users. Have a pdf reader and still can’t download the MS W8 Manual. Fortunately, I have an Iomega backup and my original hard drive. Will try something else. I am disgusted. A bigt waste of time.
What an unfortunate experience you had there Marlene. I know someone who got a factory loaded Windows 8 laptop and within few weeks of purchase, swiftly rushed to get a downgrade to Windows 7. He complained of software compatibility issues and of the user interface being not so friendly. I strongly believe Microsoft has alot of work to do with regards making their Windows8 O.S for Pcs better and even much more work to do with regards their Windows Mobile platform.
A terrible idea why?