quote: The benefits I have seen in Win8 ( faster boot ) is not worth the investment in time it will take to relearn how to do simple tasks like launch two separate apps side by side.
quote: I boot my computer up in Win8 and had my wife try it, I think she represents the knowledge of the vast majority of normal users, after about 3 minutes of clicking around she told me to get her back on Win7, she hated it.
quote: In the mean time I will continue to play with and try to learn Win8, not because I like it more then Win7 but because I am going to be getting calls from friends and family on how to use Win8 as I am the go to person for computer questions.
quote: And then ignore Metro. For eternity.
quote: Now you’ll get folks trying to open a pdf and they’re taken to some weird full screen program, or they try to open a picture and again are taken to some metro app, and they’ll think, “What is this? How did I get here?” And most damning of all, “How do I get out and back to what I’m familiar with?” After a time they’ll figure out how to open pdf’s in Reader on the desktop, and how to view pictures in a window,
quote: Well, that’s a bad sign. I installed 8 in March on my test rig, and at my wife’s request removed it last week to put 7 back on. Why would she or anyone else want to learn this stuff when it isn’t an improvement? Because it’s new and different?