In case you missed the news, Microsoft officially launched Windows 8 today.
My thoughts? 8 ain’t so great.
This is Microsoft’s most dramatic Windows overhaul ever, as it effectively replaces the interface most of us know and love (or at least tolerate) with something completely new. Something futuristic. Something that would look right at home on a phone or tablet.
And there’s the rub. Windows 8 was clearly built with phones and tablets in mind–a forward-thinking move on Microsoft’s part, but not the right approach for PCs. Indeed, on a desktop or laptop PC, the Windows 8 experience is unintuitive and frustrating.
Consequently, my advice is to steer clear of the new OS, at least for now. Here are three reasons why:
1. You must unlearn what you have learned.
The Windows 8 learning curve is so steep.