Windows 8 Gripes

The other week I bit the bullet and installed Windows 8 onto my work laptop (not my main work PC) primarily so I could become more familiar with it, as now in the big retailers  you simply cannot by a computer with Windows 7 anymore (they are still being sold  through business channels though so I can still source them).  Here is my nutshell review – I hate it.

If you mainly use your computer for browsing the internet, email and looking at photos, and you have a touch-screen the new windows 8 interface might be useful.  For all the rest of us who use actual programs such as Outlook, MYOB, Quickbooks, itunes, photo editing software etc, the fancy new tiled interface simply gets in the way of getting onto the original Windows desktop and running the majority of your programs.

I’ve been trying to keep an open mind on the system but every person I have installed it for  has bemoaned the new interface and wants to know how they can get back to how windows was and simply open their programs. Luckily, there are some hacks which can do this for you.

Have you bought a windows 8 computer?  What do you think?  Send me your thoughts.

 

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