Call me crazy, but for at least a couple years I've been of the opinion that MS's best operating system was Windows Mobile, it supported running multiple apps, including word processing and pdf viewing plus cut and paste when Iphone purchasers were still tickled pink that they could swish their album art left and right (without being able to do any of the aforementioned really useful stuff).
So do I like Win8? Yes, it's like the best aspects of windows mobile, plus the functionality of a desktop PC.
Before Win8, I was running win 7 touch pack on a tablet pc. It was ok, but not as useful in tablet mode as I would have liked. You couldn't use touch as a curser most of the time because fingers are too clunky to click little items. Sure there's a stylus, but why bother when you've got a track pad? Windows8 changes all that though. As a tablet user, I've felt like Xmas came early since installing Win8. I do use Metro, including live tiles for calendar (which natively syncs to Google Calendar, does anyone else think that's totally awesome/a not entirely expected surprise?) and mail. Ok, so the mail app isn't that great. But man o man IE10 Metro is the best touch centered browser I've used on a PC. The on screen keyboard is also amazing -- I write in English and Spanish and switching between them is just two taps away. And Snap? Heck yeah, man! it's awesome to be able to toggle between apps at the flick of a finger, and being able to view and manipulate two at a time on a tablet is a totally sweet feature.
Down sides? Yes, there are downsides. I still haven't found a graphics driver that properly supports windows 8 and that causes a few of the apps to crash or cause a BSOD. Not fun. But being a lifelong Windows user, I'm just glad that the BSOD is followed by a super fast restart. (That issue is being dealt with under the gaming subheading at So many metro games crash, screen res or graphics driver issue?)
Have I installed Win8 on my desktop pc? No, it doesn't seem worth the hassle without touch. Would I pay money to use it on my tablet? Absolutely.
Downloading the devloper preview and going to try windows 8 for the first time after i make another partition. Looking at videos I wasn't to happy about the metro but i'm willing to give it a go. Will give back feed back on win 8 and tell everyone what I think about it. Anyways i've really liked windows 7 and been on the sevenforums for a good long time but will give 8 a chance.
Well, it's different - new isn't the word I would use.
It is designed to ensnare people into the MS clouds.
The clouds are where the future lies and MS are determined to get a big chunk of your money.
Well installed it, its ok I guess don't mind the metro just hate the features taken away from windows 7 like the start bar with all my little tools which i'm still trying to figure out to find. Got the custom start menu I read in the tutorial to work but this should have been implanted into windows 8 by default. So far my main complaint is desktop interface that looks like aero got many features taken away that they should have left. If they fix this then I might have a different opinion of windows 8 so far I give it a 3/5 just for that one problem. Needs a lot of improvement if it wants to get the more techy people to use it instead of windows 7. So far my fav windows os's is in this order. 1.windows 7 2.windows xp 3.windows 8 and vista i'm not even going to list because of the blue screens. If Microsoft can improve this and add some nicer features then possibly they can get me to like windows 8 more.
M1GU31, it's good to have you onboard, and I'll tell you why. It's one thing to criticize a Windows system or part of a system, and I appreciate the fact that you don't criticize people. By the way, how did you come up with your screen name?
I chose this screen name because my first name being Miguel. So I wanted something more unique then Miguel because there's are millions of Miguels in the world. So I thought to my self why not make a unique name and replace some of the letters with numbers so I came up with M1GU31. I felt it was very unique and I liked it so i stuck with it. That's how I came up with my screen name.
Yes I try to judge mainly on the capabilities and features of a product instead of blaming someone like others might say that it's Microsoft fault and just give a bunch of negative comments with out giving any useful feedback.Couple friends of mine I know are sort of one sided with windows 7 and still have one who still stuck in the windows xp age, oh jesus. Technically I don't think windows 8 is bad but just needs improvement and more features from windows 7 put back and a couple more nice features to include also.
I am among the people who criticize MS about this latest preview OS of MS. But seeing how it improved from WDP to WCP, I believe there will be a big surprise on its final release.
For the question, yes I am happy having new release of an OS, including this WCP while expecting MS keep making it better.
I would be curious to know what Win7 features you are referring to.needs improvement and more features from windows 7