Windows eight Pros and Cons.
With the recent Smartphone and tablet craze,its no wonder that PC sales are stagnant. Windows 8,the next version of the popular Windows OS is set for release later this year. Lets take a quick look at the pros and cons of Windows 8.
-Windows 8 has one of the fastest and sweetest installations I have ever seen in my life. A great improvement over Windows 7.
-Windows 8 boots up amazingly fast.
-Windows 8 uses up less resources than any other versions of Windows so it should improve performance on older PCS and netbooks.
-Better ISO support(Yay… finaly!)
-Better interface for tablets
Ok,where do I start with this? It is obvious at a glance that Windows 8 was not built for desktops and laptops. Windows 8 puts tablets and touchscreen computers first. The whole metro theme looks like it is for tablets, not desktops. My grpe with this is that people have desktops to do serious work. PCs are built for serious multitasking, not ios style apps. The start button is gone in this versions of Windows and it is replaced with the Metro Screen. May I ask why this is necessary? Was there any problem with the start button? No there wasn’t so why fix something that doesn’t need to be fixed? Anyways, I don’t find the new Metro screen very productive as it’s apps take up the whole screen which makes true multitasking almost impossible.Thank god that Microsoft still included the classic desktop in Windows 8. However, the classic desktop bundled along with Metro is disorienting and jarring. It is very confusing to constantly switch back and forth between the two.
My final complain about Windows 8 is that Microsoft removed the aero theme from this version of Windows. I liked the aero theme, it was nice and transparent looking and it made Windows actually look like Windows! Why remove it?
Overall, besides better start up times there aren’t many compelling reasons to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8. Windows 8 is great for tablets and smartphones, but for desktop and laptop computers it is awkward to use and it reduces productivity.