I have two new laptops with Windows 8 and what is up with this! No start button and it seems like I am fighting the computer to do anything. It takes me twice as long to do the same things that I could do faster back from Windows 98. Almost like Windows 8 was made for tablet PC or phone. I doesn't seem made to run on a laptop or desktop. How will anyone get any work done? There are somethings I like but just wish that childish tile screen would go. Apps on a laptop/PC, are they kidding? My own computer is trying to sell me junk and I just want to work. The desktop screen without the start button is a hard to use and takes more time than the OS of over a decade ago. There was little wrong with Windows 7 unlike VISTA or ME. So what is the deal? Heck, I think the silly thing asked me to "tap here" when installing software. Tap what? LOL! Even if I had a touch screen the mouse would still be faster and is wireless. This is like technology going in reverse. At lease the mouse still works.
They really need two versions of this OS but frankly I am not sure the full version could run on or compete with Apple for mobile devices. I think just like ME if this doesn't work out they will leave consumers holding the bag. Anyone remember windows 2000 Pro? I could run that with 16-32 megs. How much memory does this hog use?
Too bad you guys did not spend a few days to learn a few simple commands. Windows 8 is the best electronics experience of my life. It is equal to the thrill of the internet starting over again or Windows 95. I love it and now have multiple machines. I run several businesses and have a circle of laptops surrounding me so I can trade stocks, run my businesses, write code that may be a new business idea. Once you learn how to use it, the experience blows everything away and you will never want to go back to a non touch screen win 7 again. Even when I have to pick up an old win 7 notebook to get something I cannot wait to pick up a laptop with win 8. Anyone that says a touch screen would not help is out of it. The people that have them are breezing by you. The free apps are amazing. The live updates are cool and amazing. The modern look of the interfaces and apps is refreshing. I also bought the Nokia lumia 822 phone with W8. If you do not like that something is wring with you. Stop writing messages and get some anti depressants or something. I can run multiple businesses on the go from a Win 8 phone. I have 8 pop 3 email accounts configured it tells me on the main screen when a new message comes in. I can place orders from my suppliers in the full browser mode, access any website and do anything I could from a full pc. The voice assisted turn by turn gps map programs is a life saver. It locates my exact position on a map and gives me the option of directions via public transportation, walking or driving. Lists my speed in mph on the screen and does everything a gps does right from my win8 phone. You guys are sounding really really old and dated. These new devices are such a great experience (the free apps alone) that you sound ridiculous and embarrassing to yourselves. Anyone with the new devices will be able to pass you up in business, life and on the fun meter. You guys are so 1980's.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
It's design insanity for Microsoft to force a touch screen user interface on desktop/laptop users who have no touch screens. The necessary mouse movements to operate the system now make no sense whatsoever. At times it feels like being asked to get water from the garden hose when I have tap water running right in the kitchen. That's not to say anything about the Microsoft game of playing peek-a-boo with power users by moving the information that used to be in the Control Panel around. As an long-time suffering Microsoft investor, I did want to like W8, but it needs one or two iterations to fix the issues.
My 17 inch laptop is used for desk top work. A touch screen would only make things go slower for real work. Rather than moving may hand two inches I must reach over the desk to do something? It feels so counterintuitive trying to force that on a platform which clearly it doesn't belong. Did to they just do this without asking what Biz people need?
I am glad that I am not the only one who feels this way. I bought a new computer for a friend for Christmas and have spent 3 days trying to get it setup and found lots of bugs. I expected a learning curve from W-8 but this is crazy. The new laptop is not a touch screen and w-8 is definity the operating system of choice...... I can foresee many unhappy customers with w-8. BIG Mistake...should have bought w-7......we would have been much better off....... MS has put all of their energy designing this OS to Sell, Sell, Sell and collect date for future use. I will stick with w-7 on my personal computer.
should have bought W-7???????? I guess you are another one of those awesome intellects who cant learn to use the Microsoft button-- W-7 so go get W-7 surely your dealer will let you get the older OS instead of W-8
and quit bellyaching about it
Windows8 is a VistaKinZuneBob disaster. MS is going down hard. Their considerable monopoly power over dependent PC makers will keep them afloat a while, but they are headed in only one direction.