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Impressions of Windows 8 Part 2 of 2

This is the second part of my impressions of Windows 8. You can read the previous part here.

The Impressions

  1. Windows 8 and the Cloud
  2. Using Windows 8 on a Slate
  3. Using Windows 8 on a Laptop
  4. Using Windows 8 on a Desktop
  5. Desktop IE vs. Metro IE
  6. Frustrations of Being an Early Adopter

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This is the second part of my impressions of Windows 8. You can read the previous part here.

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Impressions of Windows 8 Part 1 of 2

I have been using the Windows 8 Preview For six months now – the Developer Preview since its public release in September and more recently, the Consumer Preview that was made available in February.

I have used Windows 8 on a tablet, a touch screen laptop and an old desktop and the experience has been good on all of these platforms. I have used it for anything from developing Windows 8 Metro style apps, through typical Office applications scenarios, browsing the internet, playing games, listening to Spotify, instant messaging etc. What I have not used it much for actually is to run Metro style apps, except for the ones I was developing myself, since there are not so many available yet (around 100) and the ones available do not fit into my daily use of a tablet or computer.

I have been using most versions of Windows available in the past 20 years or so. I have also been using an iPad for a few months now. I think Windows 8 is going to be huge…

The Impressions

  1. The Desktop
  2. The (Missing) Start Button
  3. The Start Screen
  4. Metro Style Apps
  5. Windows Marketplace
  6. Next Up

Continue reading on http://labs.vectorform.com

I have been using the Windows 8 Preview For six months now – the Developer Preview since its public release in September and more recently, the Consumer Preview that was made available in February.

I have used Windows 8 on a tablet, a touch screen laptop and an old desktop and the experience has been good on all of these platforms. I have used it for anything from developing Windows 8 Metro style apps, through typical Office applications scenarios, browsing the internet, playing games, listening to Spotify, instant messaging etc. What I have not used it much for actually is to run Metro style apps, except for the ones I was developing myself, since there are not so many available yet (around 100) and the ones available do not fit into my daily use of a tablet or computer.

I have been using most versions of Windows available in the past 20 years or so. I have also been using an iPad for a few months now. I think Windows 8 is going to be huge…

Continue reading

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