I like windows 8, and I was a part of the Windows 8 development. My work involved the new services management with the new Dynamic Services.
The biggest problem is everyone is used to the same bread formula. With windows 8 Microsoft is going after the Apple market with the shoehorn approach of the forced Metro shell. The problem though is Microsoft does not have only 7& of the computer market ( apple’s computers numbers on the market keep sliding now that apple is only focused on cell phones), the problem is Microsoft has 93 % of the desktop computer market so a lot is at stake here with tying their windows 8 phone to the windows 8 desktop.
Apple can not compete with Microsoft on the desktop, that is why they skewed away from the computer market, they even changed their corp name here in the USA to APPLE inc. Apple is full steam head to small devices. So now that Microsoft is headed that way what will happen to the Computer Desktop?
For the IT users Microsoft finally gave us the Live OS version that I know personally many IT people were using Live Linux flash booting devices. Windows 8 TO GO is a live windows 8 install that runs off a 32 gig flash drive, like the Puppy Linux, Slitaz, DSL linux distros… However Windows 8 TO GO has very big advantages, since the hardware will more supported, live accounts will be on there as well, and machine profiles will be on there was well.
Windows 8 adds the new riboon toolbar which saves you a lot of cliking around for relevant folder options and controls.
All my systems have it installed at my Computer store, as I also have been testing the Windows 8 TO GO flash boot version to boot into dead or problematic systems. We still use Puppy Linux on small 8 gig flash drives to boot into systems that we repair and fix untill we finish the Windows 8 TO GO testing, as then we will make a Super LITED version of it.
Microsoft’s biggest mistake with Windows 8 that I did not like, but is not a hard workaround to fix with so many classic shells around, is the Metro shell.
However keep in mind why they are trying to get users to use it, it is to push their phone market.
What happened to finding out how a computer works BY OPENING IT!!!. I formly believe that the world is becoming more dumb with this smart phones.
Remember after 5000 years we still grow our food in dirt. Should we not use our technology and marry it with agriculture? Who will be left in 20 years to put up a brick? Who will be working the fields with Tractors ?
Aprenticeships are dead. Kids these days are not interested in cutting a wire splicing it together and turn on the hydro to see a light go on.
I still do not have a cell phone, we have phones at my Computer store only. i will not get cell phone service here untill it is like in Europe where you can walk in, buy a phone with 500 minutes already in, in the box is an info card with your cell phone number and a pin number that you can walk up to any atm machine and add minutes to your phone right from your bank account. The internet in Europe is 50 years ahead of us. Their wireless Internet service is just a small USB stick that uses their cell phone sim, so you can go back and fourth using the same SIM for cell phone or internet service.
Technology is dooming our future…