Windows 8 - Critical Comments
Windows 8, the new official operating system from Microsoft Corporation, has sold over 100 million copies since its release in October. The figures stand in par with its predecessor, Windows 7, during its early months of release.
However the operating system to some extend fails to have met the standards of Windows 7 and its big commercial success. For the people who desire to upgrade their OS from Windows 7 to Windows 8, they are haunted by the biggest question they would face, "Will I be making a mistake?" If you consider upgrading to Windows 8, you might want to consider reader through the critical remarks on Windows 8. For the critics, windows 8 hasnt met their expectations are have failed to impress them. They claim that Windows 8 is just brag from Microsoft to get a strong hold of the market and stand up to their competitors. The fact is, Windows 8 has thoroughly failed to meet the desired results and have replaced certain key features of Windows 7 that had helped in its grant success.
They say that it would seem senseless as to why they would eliminate such potential applications, replacing them with new mock features that disgrace its predecessor. It only satisfies a first time user and is bound to be irritating at times when it comes to its hidden buttons which creates a lot of confusion. Even for long time users, sometimes getting lost between certain applications is not an uncommon event. Critics claim that Windows has greatly alienated the large majority of desktop users by developing Windows 8 to be chiefly focused on touch screen users. They say that for a touch screen interface Windows 8 seems pretty attractive with its mobile like looks and usability but for people who still own desktop computers where using a mouse and keyboard is rather more convenient, it is much less preferred. All Windows 8 has done is integrate its mobile technology into windows 7 basically eliminating standard applications and looks.
Windows 8 to them seems like a poor attempt from Microsoft to try and regain their position among the various competitors. They feel that if they needed to make a mark, they shouldnt have really alienated the majority class of users. The Windows 8 is generally considered great for a tablet computer, but for desktops, it is such a huge pain. Simple tasks which were performable with the click of a button have been duly made complex with touch like gestures. For example, closing a window was much easier with a more opaque close button which is really absent or hidden in Windows 8. One could drag the whole window to the bottom of the screen to close it. Although this is beneficial to the users of the touch community, it is troublesome to the desktop users who use mouse and keyboard for operations and navigations.
They feel that the traditional start menu which enabled ease of access was more robust for a desktop computer in comparison with the new start screen and its Tile List. They jointly agree that Windows 7 is a much better operating system that windows 8 with the only difference being in speed and better appearance. They exclaim that rather than upgrading to windows 8, it would be much wiser to wait for Windows 9.