I just installed production copies of Windows 8 professional on two of my desktop machines and a virtual machine on my MacBook Pro. I have been playing with it in the preview versions and I was hoping that the final version would be a little bit less of a total re-learning curve.
Even the start up screen you have to pull the screen up even be able to logon and there is no sign of how to even do this on the screen.
Windows 8 is really a tablet operating system on a desktop machine I know that current Windows users will hate Windows 8. you really have to look at it as a totally different operating system not Windows it is not intuitive (no hints on the screen) it is hard to see even how to go back or even a URL in the metro version of Internet Explorer. I just have to remember is a tablet operating system. Using it with the mouse takes allot to get use to.
The good news is my software (the Gun’s & Ammo Tracker 9(current version)) will work in Windows 8.
I really don’t want to sound negative about it so far it seems to work fine it’s just a majorly different operating system. All that said the industry is moving towards tablets and the PCs seem to becoming a thing of the past I see if you near future where laptops and tablets will completely replace desktop computers.
The good news is for basic computer users who do not have preconceived ways of doing things this new OS will be relatively easy for them to use with a little training. It really is a operating system designed for touch screens prior to this Microsoft did not do touch screens very well.