To many of us, Windows 8 is a miracle, it's an operating system that takes advantage of touch-screen technology and plants that firmly on your desktop machine or laptop. But that is just the problem! Who has a touch-screen desktop machine or laptop? Not the average Joe on the street so why are Microsoft blowing their trumpet extolling the virtues of something that very few people can make use of.
To the rest of us, it's a miracle that it ever made the light of day it's so bad.
Windows 8 is the new Vista. It does not satisfy the demands of the man-in-the-street with his good old tower system sat under the desk, nor does it help those with a laptop. Windows 8 is actually counter-productive in as much as it takes more clicks to perform an action than it did in 7, Vista or XP and this is called progress.
Ah, but you can always use the desktop function I hear you cry. Well, yes you can but you still can't access a lot of the stuff you could before AND there is no start button to access the programs on your PC. A system designed so you can't access your programs, what's that all about?!?! And while you're on your familiar desktop, try uninstalling a program - you can't; at least not without using the new interface, Metro, or is it Modern UI. You never know, they might call it dominoes next ;-)
Windows 8 is really 2 different systems bolted together in the worst possible way because neither system talks to the other - a bit like Microsoft and Apple I guess. Just launch your favourite internet browser in the Modern UI (that's Metro) and go to a website, any old website, it doesn't matter. Now take that to your desktop and voila; your browser might be open but it's not showing your webpage. Now flick back to Metro and there it is. Now you see me, now you don't. How useless is that!
I have customers who went against my recommendation and bought a laptop with wonderful Windows 8. A month on with much swearing and cursing they've asked me to get rid of Windows 8 and install Windows 7 simply because - Windows 8 does not work well on your standard desktop or laptop machine. Just as I said it would before it was released!
Windows 8 should have been an OS purely for Tablet PCs and Phones; it should have been kept well away from 'normal' PCs altogether and not allowed to become the Frankenstein monster it is. It is so intuitive, in order to scroll to the right, you actually scroll down. Exactly!
To show you that I'm not alone in this line of thinking, check out this YouTube video here.
For those who've got Windows 8 and are really struggling who would like some normality bringing back to their PC, I'll be doing another article telling you how I sorted out the machine mentioned here.
Bye for now.
This article is personal opinion.
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