There are a few things I really hated about it when I first got it:
- The new startup “apps” screen. I just want to go to the desktop.
- The charms bar. Every time I slide my cursor to the edge of the screen, it pulls it up.
- I had to go through and change all the default media programs.
- No start/windows button on the desktop, but you can install a program to fix that.
It took me a couple of weeks to adjust and get things to my liking. Other than that, I love it just as much as any other Windows. The biggest improvement to me seems to be speed.
I actually really love it. I don’t understand why people complain so much about the “metro UI”. It’s not the IDEAL for desktop, but it’s very usable and I think it’s kind of pleasant. If you get a laptop with a touch screen, I believe Windows 8 is the idea OS. When you don’t have your mouse, using a trackpad can be a pain. I often find myself just touching the screen instead of using the trackpad to speed up my workflow when I’m outside the office.
Metro aside, the whole OS Boots fast, has some awesome desktop features (a great task manager), and no issues with any drivers/software so far.
The search feature is really great and is actually one of my favorites. Just hit the windows key on your keyboard and start typing. Need to edit your mouse properties? Just hit the button and type “mouse” – the settings search serves up shortcuts directly to the correct place in your control panel. I always hated clicking through control panel windows to try to find the correct way to adjust something, this just makes it a lot easier and faster.
On the other side there are a few minor things I dislike…When I open a Photo it gets open in an Microsoft Image Viewer – and I still don’t know how to navigate it without always closing it with Alt + F4. The same for PDF’s – but I’m still fine with that. Once a day I will find it out for sure
when you install adobe reader and you want to open a pdf file windows will inform you that there are additional software you can use to open that file. You can then chose the default application to open that file type.
At least is how it works on my setup. Also there is the old way of right click and chose the default application to open the file with.Opening photos with the metro app is annoying but you can still use the previous desktop photo viewer
cheers for the tip