Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot
I always love it when Microsoft advertise Windows 8 on television, and everyone seems to be so happy to have a Windows 8 OS, when in reality everyone is installing a Start Menu program or installing Windows 7.
Well you ARE on the W7 Forum so I' would expect this type of reaction to be fairly typical from W7 users.
On the W8 Forum reactions are a bit different both positive and negative - but most of the negatives are from people who previously used W7. New Windows users don't seem to mind W8 at all.
Actually the new GUI makes a LOT of sense on mobile devices / tablets especially with touch screens -- but for classical desktop applications then it's a bit different.
However I'm sure even the most BIASED W7 user has to agree that touch is pretty terrible in W7 and as for those horrible W7 based windows phones - well even those old handsets look like they came from another long bygone era -- people would almost OFFER to GIVE you a new handset if they saw you with one of those decidedly uncool "clunkers".
The new W8 phones are very good indeed and getting a lot of positive reviews, the W8 tablets are fine too - and people can't wait to see what the new Ms Surface pro will do when it finally appears --by all accounts should be an Ipad killer.
I have to admit I hated the W8 interface at first but on a small light thin ultra book type of laptop with a touch screen it makes a lot of sense.
I don't have too much trouble getting into the desktop --difficulties are grossly exaggerated.
I don't like it though at work (fortunately we are still going from XP ==> W7 so no danger of W8 at work) where there are quite complicated applications with a load of sub options where both a classical desktop menu is needed and also I use the command line a lot to get into servers etc.
So don't write off W8 just yet --you might be surprised -- Ms though will have to address the desktop issue at some point for corporate / work users or they will eventually lose that very lucrative market.