A few months back, Microsoft released their latest operating system christened Windows 8. They launched it before Christmas, presumably to cash in on the holiday mood. While they may be proud of their product (claiming it to revolutionize the way operating systems work), users have a different story to tell.
Some of the Windows 8 problems that users had to face left many disappointed. The problems were mainly because of the changes incorporated in the user interface. Due to this difference, the OS seems to be less user-friendly than most of the other operating systems from the house of Microsoft. To help the users with that any other problems that they may face, Microsoft has instituted the Windows 8 live support. Here, we shall try to give the reader an unbiased review of this operating system stating clearly both pros as well as cons.
Positives about Windows 8
Microsoft had tried to include a number of features in Windows 8 to make it user friendly and compatible with new generation as well as traditional computing devices. The design of Windows 8 gives priority to great user experience. Therefore, the features in the OS are designed to help the people to socialize through social networks and e-books while at the same time trying to retain the foundations upon which previous operating systems were built. Windows 8 has been specifically designed for tablet computers and this is shown by how the system uses the Metro style of managing files, previously unseen in all other versions of the brand.
Cons of Windows 8
Traditional computer users however might not welcome these changes. There was apprehension among users, when Microsoft had launched the beta version of the OS that this software would not be a great look on their desktop. Most would say that they stand vindicated after having seen the just released version. But one ought to give time before deciding; after all, changes are hardly ever accepted without a few complaints. Apart from this, users would also find the mouse interface as a rude joke as it isn’t the best and sort of screams at the user that this was meant for touch screen systems only.
The Windows 8 problems as well as advantages have been discussed by many for a long time. It would certainly be a while until Microsoft collects and analyses data from the feedback given to you. Rest assured, those of you who have installed the new OS would have to download quite a few patches in the months to come.