By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
June 7, 2012, 8:59am PDT
Summary: The biggest problem with Windows 8 is that it wasnít born out of a need or demand. Its design failures, particularly with ĎMetro UIí will likely be its downfall. Hereís why.
A week ago, Microsoft delivered the Windows 8 Release Preview, the final pre-release of the platform before the forthcoming operating system hits the release-to-manufacturing stage. OEMs get their hands on the final code at this stage, followed by Windows 8ís general availability where itís available to us all.
Iíve been following Windows 8 closely over the past few months, spending a lot of time not only with the official releases but also with a number of leaked builds, and Iíve had the chance to install the operating system on a variety of hardware platforms, both old and new. However, since my primary working platform is a desktop system, this is where Iíve had the chance to spend the most time with Microsoftís new operating system.
Iím now ready to sum up my Windows 8 experience with a single word: awful