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 Windows 7 Forum so I' would expect this type of reaction to be fairly typical from Windows 7 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 Windows 7. 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 Windows 7 user has to agree that touch is pretty terrible in Windows 7 and as for those horrible Windows 7 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 ==> Windows 7 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.