I read starkers experience with Win 8 and decided to follow suite and install Win 8!
I am pleasantly surprised, I find it intuitive. Navigating with mouse is cumbersome so I will be getting a touch-pad soon. I expected all manner of gotchas but so far nothing, not being a "power user" could be one reason !
Much faster startup and shutdown is a big plus for me and alot snappier in use!
Miss my Windowblinds tho, I know the team is working on it at Stardock, so it will be ready when its ready!
Glad to have been of service in some small way.
Yes, Win 8 is a top notch OS, but it is only the beginning of a new era of computing. In other words, it is the precursor to much greater things to come, and why I decided to get on board now. To attempt entry 2 or 3 Oses down the track would leave one with too steep a learning curve, and by then I'll be a much older dog who won't easily take to new tricks.
As for the mouse being cumbersome, well I'm not finding it that way. I changed some settings in Control Panel and it's quite zippy now. Having said that, I might find a touch-pad to be even zippier once I'd gotten accustomed to it.
I find it funny that some people don't think that MS is a monopoly. Interesting.
It may have been considered a monopoly some years back, but not these days. Apple is probably more monopolistic these days, and certainly greedier, more arrogant and loathesome. The consequences of Apple's relentless pursuit of patents has yet to be felt, as in Samsung recently felt just a small measure of its legal wrath and the worst is yet to come. In fact, I see Apple and Google banging heads in the not too distant future, and that Google will prevail because it has the resources and will out-Apple Apple in the courtroom.
most tablets and smartphones outperform the desktop you are running.
Maybe kona's because he's stuck with an old P4 until finances improve, but not mine... 4.2ghz; 16gb DDR3 RAM; GTX560; 240gb SSD; Soundblaster X-Fi Fatality Pro. No pad or phone is going to cram that much power into such a small enclosure, and why desktop PC's will always be required for content creation/editing.