A Windows 8 User Experience by, John Tichenor
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Presently I am running Win 8 evaluation copy on 2 computers. One is a 64-Bit (Desktop)loaded to a new HD and the other is 32-Bit (Laptop) loaded as an upgrade over Vista.
At first glance I thought I was looking at a smartphone withal the app buttons. Looked cool but confused me a bit. That is the start menu screen which is a cool way to replace the Start Menu button.
I have been using an HTC Smartphone for over a year so I felt I knew how it should all work. Felt if it was on a touch screen monitor that I would be right at home. Anyway, as I began to use the OS as with most people I didn’t read any documentation I just started. I got myself lost in my screens and more than a bit frustrated. I was an early user of Win 7 and loved it. This is different, very different and I thought I would scrap it and go back.
Then I started to figure out what they did, and I actually paid attention to the app buttons and found it was so much quicker than Win 7to use and move around. The different task bars on the sides bottom top which are hidden until you hover near them was awesome. On the app buttons I have my Twitter, Facebook, Videos, Photo’s, all emails sync’d and linked. It is all a direct launch from the Start Menu screen and no matter what you’re doing or where you are it is easy access with either the mouse or start button on the keyboard.
The search function from the app button page makes the Program Files button obsolete for me.
Bottom line: I know there will be the nay sayers and the Microsoft haters out there that will say anything to trash the OS. However, I for one would love to be the first one in line to buy this OS.