Windows 8 love it hate it who knows? – 11/1/2012

Windows 8 love it hate it who knows? What has your experience been like so far is it a happy day or a total disaster?

My experience at this point is very limited I like the tiles on my tablet but found it annoying on my 24″ All-in-One (no touch here).  However, as you will find you can get to a desktop and work with windows in the desktop mode fairly easy. Install was interesting as I am currently still running my beta versions, but I had no driver issues with either my Acer Iconna Tablet or my Intel Micro board.  I am a little concerned about the integration with my Microsoft Login you know formally PassPort. Although, the integration can be good to because I am connected automatically to my SkyDrive. So you can see I have mixed emotions so far. I have not had any opportunity to service clients with Windows 8 and I imagine some will be slow adopters.

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I was reviewing a forum at SpiceWorks that has some interesting feedback about Windows 8 and I am going to let you read some of the comments as they were published by other Spiceheads.

Thai Pepper GerardxxxxxOct 26, 2012 at 4:12 PM
So the overall verdict seems to be that Windows 8 is Microsoft’s attempt to shove a tablet OS down my throat, when really I want a desktop OS for my desktop? Is that about right?

Datil _Justin_Oct 26, 2012 at 4:17 PM Moderator
I still think that Windows 8 is the new Vista, and 7 is the new XP. People will hang onto 7 for as long as possible and then migrate to whatever Windows 9 will be.

Habanero BryanxxxxOct 26, 2012 at 4:17 PM
More like bringing tablets and PC’s together while still providing a great desktop experience. The start screen is in no way holding back my desktop. In fact, while I don’t hate it, I hardly ever see it, either. Even if Metro made me scream, the traditional desktop is much improved.

Everyone complaining – how many of you have really, REALLY used 8? As in, nuke 7 from your machine, and don’t look back for at least two weeks? There’s an adjustment period, but 8 is not bad. Many of us actually like it more than 7.

The only part I have trouble getting behind is Windows RT. It seems like that’s going to cause more confusion than Metro ever could. It’s not a bad idea, and I’d like to play with Surface, but it’s a weird divide.

Poblano RotoxxxxOct 26, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Other Reviews:

Windows 8 Review: Incredibly Innovative, Incredibly Important, Not Quite Incredible

http://gizmodo.com/5934932/windows-8-review-incredibly-innovative-incredibly-important-not-quite-incredible

“Don’t be afraid of Windows 8. If you don’t like using Metro, you really don’t have to beyond landing in the tile screen when you boot up; you can think of it as a big, stylish app drawer. Otherwise, you can use the desktop for everything you do now in Windows 7. If you use Metro as nothing more than that, your base Windows experience will still be improved by Windows 8. From the basic level, like the design of the windows to improved security features like the new virus and malware detectors that come by default in Windows 8.”

Windows 8 Review: Microsoft gambles on a touch-based future

http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/23/3537710/windows-8-review  

“Picking up a tablet PC with Windows 8 makes an iPad feel immediately out of date. The ability to run two apps alongside each other allows this to be more than a consumption device, with full keyboard and mouse support and a desktop operating system hiding in the background. It’s a hybrid, but one that might just work for Microsoft. The software giant knows it has to work in order for Microsoft to enter a new era of mobile computing and still remain relevant to consumers and even businesses who are continually looking at other options.”

While overall the reviews are “mixed” there is however a very positive outlook for Windows 8.

Jalapeno Evanalmightyyy Oct 26, 2012 at 4:23 PM

I see this as people feeling entitled to be able to keep a OS from trying to shake things up and innovate because we fear change. I understand it may be different and people may not get it at first, but we are intelligent creatures. We should be able to adapt without wanting to take XP under a rock and hope it never goes away.

Tabasco Grimby Oct 26, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Bryan Doe wrote:

More like bringing tablets and PC’s together while still providing a great desktop experience. The start screen is in no way holding back my desktop. In fact, while I don’t hate it, I hardly ever see it, either.

Everyone complaining – how many of you have really, REALLY used 8? As in, nuke 7 from your machine, and don’t look back for at least two weeks? There’s an adjustment period, but 8 is not bad. Many of us actually like it more than 7.

Yep, I find it funny that Windows 8 is pretty much a better running Windows 7 with a Start Screen instead of a Start Menu but everyone apparently made up their mind to hate it before it was released. I also think it’s funny that people keep saying Windows 8 is going to usher in a new era for Linux. Well, I hate to be the bringer of bad news but most consumers by computers with pre-installed operating systems. Most consumers want to use applications that aren’t available for Linux, or at least stuff they’re familiar with. Then there’s the whole gaming crowd who will never fully switch to Linux. They’ve been telling me for 20 years now that it’s the year of Linux on the desktop and it still hasn’t happened.

Thanks to the SpiceWorks forum for some of the lively comments on the Windows 8 topic. For more information about SpiceWorks network tools check out their website. 2 million users all for free.

So now you have the insight love it hate it it is your turn to have an opinion. Go out and try it for yourself and let us know what you think.

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