Windows 8 has been criticised quite a bit in the press for some of the decisions Microsoft has made around user interface. As more and more criticism has surfaced, a negative spiral seems to have been created, and it has now become fashionable for pundits and techies to write off Windows 8 as a failure, even before it has hit the market commercially.
I have to say that a lot of the complaints I have seen have left me scratching my head. It's almost as if the critics are talking about a totally different piece of software to the one I have been using. My own experience of Windows 8 has been generally pretty positive, and I wonder whether a lot of the negative judgements made are based on either hearsay or very limited hands on time, rather than any level of in-depth use.
During this post I am therefore going to provide a couple of different perspectives based on the use of Windows 8 on more of a continuous real world basis for a reasonable length of time. I'll start out with my personal experience in a hard-core business context, but for a completely different view, I'll also provide some feedback gathered from one of my teenage kids, who has also been using Windows 8 for some time.
Continued at: http://www.cio.co.uk...d-the-teenager/