Windows 8 is definitely the single biggest change in Microsoft's family of Windows operating systems since Windows 1.0 first launched. The Modern UI and the touchscreen emphasis can take a while for some to get used to compared to the keyboard-mouse desktop interface.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini admitted on Tuesday that it took him some time to learn Windows 8. Otellini, who will be retiring from Intel in May, talked about his experiences with Windows 8 as part of Intel's quarterly conference call with financial analysts.
CNet.com reports that Otellini recently started using Windows 8 with a touchscreen PC, saying, "It is a better Windows than Windows 7 in the desktop mode when you implement touch." He then added, "There is an adoption curve. And once you get over that adoption curve I don't think you go back. We didn't quite have that same kind of adoption curve in Windows 7...[Windows 8] requires a little bit of training."
Intel needs Windows 8 to succeed in order to sell processors inside Windows 8-based PCs. Earlier during the conference call, Otellini said he expects that Windows 8-based touchscreen notebooks will be priced down to as low as $200 when Intel launches its Atom-based "Bay Trail" processor late in 2013.