Windows 8 So Far
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.