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Windows 8 - My Official Thoughts

By Nesheaholic @nesheaholic
Windows 8 - My Official Thoughts

  • Installation was SUPER simple, no files or programs were lost.
  • Live Tiles are cool.
  • It's nice to interact with a Windows machine in a different way. 

Windows 8 - My Official Thoughts
  • Notifications in the People app aggravates both my Twitter and Facebook mentions/messages all in one place. I can also see posts from both Facebook and Twitter at once and interact with them. No more switching between programs!
  • The News app is cool. It pulls articles from a bunch of different news sources. Will be great to read when I'm bored or have been through all the blogs I usually read. 
  • Tweetro app is awesome for tweeting.
Windows 8 - My Official Thoughts
  • Weather app has nice hourly forecast. 

  • The only option for setting up the Messaging app are MSN messenger and Facebook messenger - Lame. I'd love to at least have a Google chat account connection.
  • There is no archive button in the Mail app for us Gmail users.
  • The corners are hot-mapped for various controls. Either I'm just not used to it yet, or it's a little finicky, but I keep clicking the wrong things when I'm trying to click in the corners to do things. 
  • Setting things up was a little laborious as I had to completely restart my computer to connect Facebook, and then again to connect Twitter. 
  • Shutting down the computer requires one mouse motion, and 3 clicks. Seems to be a bit much. There should be simpler/faster way to shut your computer down. 
Has anyone installed Windows 8? How do you like it?

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