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Walt Mossberg's review of Windows 8 (MSFT) is fairly positive, but also features some...

Walt Mossberg's review of Windows 8 (MSFT) is fairly positive, but also features some qualifiers. Microsoft's new tablet-centric interface (formerly called Metro) "worked very well, very smoothly and holds its own with iPad and Android," says Mossberg, but he adds (echoing the concerns of others) it "risks confusing traditional PC users, who will be jumping back and forth between two ways of doing things." He's also a fan of Win. 8's multi-touch gestures and Charms control strip. (more)
Comments (12)
  • I'm looking forward to it.
    17 Oct 2012, 12:04 PM Reply Like
  • I too am looking forward to it. A buddy of mine has used it and said after learning the slight differences, it's amazing.
    17 Oct 2012, 12:48 PM Reply Like
  • People are too worried about the older generation who has trouble with technology... you look at teens and young adults today (the future consumers and who will drive growth over the next 30 years) they can learn new tech in days compared to someone who in the 60+ years it takes longer (not a bash just a realization that they grew up in simpler times).

     

    The new stuff I think will come off as refreshing once they learn the shortcuts and stuff. I remember when I first learned to copy paste using the Ctrl key... I hated it for the first 3 days after that it was like how did I live without... Sound familiar? That's because its exactly what caused the smartphone boom. Slow to adopt then exploded literally over the course of 3-4 years.
    17 Oct 2012, 12:56 PM Reply Like
  • We of the older generation had to write commands and programs in DOS before there was Windows. It is the youngsters who were traumatized by Windows Vista who failed to achieve computer literacy.

     

    People quickly adapt to what they need to know to do what they need to do. I always use the right mouse click to copy/paste and have never heard of the Ctrl key method.
    18 Oct 2012, 07:39 AM Reply Like
  • I am not looking forward to W.8
    17 Oct 2012, 12:19 PM Reply Like
  • i'm looking forward to win8.
    17 Oct 2012, 01:11 PM Reply Like
  • RT or x86 ? Surface RT runs on tegra.
    17 Oct 2012, 01:40 PM Reply Like
  • Salman,

     

    If you want a machine to consume content (like an iPad, but with Office), then Windows RT on an ARM based tablet (buy a Surface next week) is for you. If you want to run your old apps alongside of the new apps, then you'll use Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro (or buy Surface Pro in a couple of months).
    17 Oct 2012, 03:40 PM Reply Like
  • If I was 90 years old and had never used a computer I might find Walt Mossberg relevant or even interesting.. if he was my son.
    17 Oct 2012, 04:16 PM Reply Like
  • Being a member of TechNet, I have had Windows 8 for about a month. It takes a little getting use to like any new OS. I can tell you it is fantastic. The biggest OS from MSFT since Windows 95.
    17 Oct 2012, 09:17 PM Reply Like
  • Sorry to break it to you, windows 8 prerelease has been available for everyone. You dont need to be a member of technet. Ive tried it, i like the speed but i dont like the tiles for mouse control.
    18 Oct 2012, 02:30 PM Reply Like
  • Sorry to break it to you Salman, but the prerelease is not the final RTM (released to manufacturing) bits. TechNet (and MSDN and other professional subscription programs from Microsoft) can use the actual version going on sale for testing and training.
    19 Oct 2012, 08:39 AM Reply Like
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