This is going tob e the next Vista but for a different reason. The tile interface I can handle..however Windows 8 is a badly done hybrid. There’s the tile interface and then the regular interface and Win8 jumps back and forth between the two. What MS should have done is made the tiles for mobile and the modified desktop for well…desktops. if you aren’t on a touchscreen the desktop experience is now a jarring, undecided experience. What’s worse is server 2012 is also cursed with this undecided interface as well. Hit the link below this excerpt for the full details.
This may be the biggest week in Microsoft’s 37-year history. The company is releasing its very first computer the Surface tablet, a new phone operating system Windows Phone 8, and, believe it or not, two PC operating systems.RelatedState of the Art: Sleek Tablet, but Clumsy Software October 24, 2012Enlarge This Image Stuart GoldenbergEnlarge This Image Internet Explorer 10.Enlarge This Image The new operating system is partly designed for touch screens. I’m not talking about Windows 8 and Windows RT, which are, in fact, two new and distinct operating systems from Microsoft. I mean the two different worlds within Windows 8 alone, one designed primarily for touch screens, the other for mouse and keyboard. Individually, they are excellent — but you can’t use them individually. Microsoft has combined them into a superimposed, muddled mishmash called Windows 8, which goes on sale Friday at prices ranging from $15 to $40, depending on the offer and version.You can easily imagine how Microsoft got here. “PC sales have slowed,” some executive must have said. “This is a new age of touch screens! We need a fresh approach, a new Windows. Something bold, fluid and finger-friendly.”“Well, hold on,” someone must have countered. “We can’t forget the 600 million regular mouse-driven PCs. We also need to update Windows 7 for them!”And then things went terribly wrong.“Hey, I know!” somebody piped in. “Let’s combine those two Windows versions into one. One OS for all machines. Everybody’s happy!”Whoops.Let’s tackle each version one at a time. A note: I have written a how-to manual for Windows 8 for an independent publisher; it was neither commissioned by nor written in cooperation with Microsoft.