First Impressions of Windows 8

Windows 8 is good but it will be frustrating to most users familiar with the traditional windows interface. I approached it blind without any tutorials or help documents as most users will.

Three Quick tips.

  1. The windows button on your keyboard flicks between the app view and the desktop view and is the easiest way to exit apps
  2. Traditional menus don’t seem to exist in apps and are replaced by contextual menus or “Charms” menu. Took me a while to work that one out when trying to add accounts for outlook.
  3. Explorer (the way you browse your files) is found on the traditional view. You get there by pressing the windows button on your keyboard.

These are just my first impressions and I can see where Microsoft is going with this but I think businesses will be slow to adopt Windows 8 due to the radical change.


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