Windows 8: the verdict is in

My eldest daughter got a laptop for Christmas and, of course, it came with Windows 8 pre-installed.

This evening she asked me to replace that with Linux.

Having used Windows 8 on her machine I am left wondering what is the problem with Windows 7 that it is trying to fix? Maybe all those tiles work on a touchscreen but on a bigger computing device they just get in the way.

2 thoughts on “Windows 8: the verdict is in

  1. “[W]hat is the problem with Windows 7 that it is trying to fix?” Two actually. First, M$ needs an operating system that is tablet-friendly, which Win 7 most surely is not. Second, there’s a large base of Win 7 users who will not generate any incremental income for M$ until they “upgrade” … which they will be forced to do when Win 7 reaches “end of life” … which it cannot do until there is a successor (i.e., Win 8).

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