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Archive for December 2012

Windows 8 So Far

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I haven’t had a chance to use the new touch features of Windows 8, but even so I like it so far.

My main “likes” are the speed improvements.  It boots up way faster, it seems to run every app I use faster and IE10 is way faster.

So, I’m happy with it.

I’ve gotten used to the Start Screen rather than the Start Menu, although I would like to be able to use the old Start Menu from the Desktop.  When I eventually get a touch screen I’ll probably stop complaining about that.

Another sign that Win 8 will succeed is that a co-worker of mine bought an All-In-One Win 8 computer with touch for his computer-illiterate father and his dad immediately started using it and figured it all out with almost no help.

So for us .NET, MS development types, this all bodes well.

Written by gsdwriter

December 4, 2012 at 11:34 am

Posted in Musings, Windows 8