Microsoft have smoked out windows 7 – operating system with the latest windows 8. It has been said that the release and availability of the operating system will be on October 26, 2012 – although, Microsoft provided consumer trials prior to the said release date.
The idea of creating windows 8 reached thousands of critics and controversies. Windows 8 reviews made by people who have tried the OS are split; some say they like the OS while others weren’t impressed by the revolution.
We say it’s a revolution because it’s totally a diversion from the Microsoft tradition. The new operating system doesn’t use the start up menu – which was started on windows 95 until the late windows 7. In addition, the main page is no longer the desktop but a list of applications and snippets.
Originally, Windows 8 (they call it Metro) was designed for tablets and iPhones, which uses the touch screen command. Originally designed for tablets, it’s quite interesting how effective it is on keyboard-commanded PCs.
Some testers say that they don’t like windows 8 and its navigations are quite confusing. They prefer the older type of OS, which they were more oriented.
However, they like the speed and snappiness of the new operating system; it’s even better than windows 7. Since it’s designed for tablets and iPhones originally, it’s compatibility with newly developed applications is laudable.
Furthermore, many windows 8 reviews applaud the OS’ friendliness towards social media applications and networking sites such as Flicker. Users can drag, upload, and download pictures on the site faster compared to other OS.
To wrap things up, it’s a challenge for Microsoft on how to introduce it to the mass market – as an OS ready for everyday work and office. On the consumers side, it’s a big challenge to be familiar with the operating system and to adapt it – like other windows flagship systems – Windows 8 reviews.