15 Jun '12, 1am

Will Windows 8 win you over?

Will Windows 8 win you over?

The first panic or pleasant surprise, is the unfamiliarity of what is displayed in front of you. The new interface called Metro is a modern blocky collage of features, programs and settings called ’tiles’. From Internet Explorer to Music, to XBOX live app, to the new Windows App Store called ‘Windows Store’; the new blocky interface has touchscreen in mind and users of tablets and smartphones will find the intuitive, touch, swipe and pinch interaction with the new operating system. Traditional PC users with the old Windows mouse will find it strange to navigate when the usual mouse pointer turns in to a hand on some areas of the screen, but you get used to it (either that or you’ll put in an order for a touch enabled monitor!). The old desktop desktop interface can be opened from one of the tiles and you can use it to run legacy Windows programs – but you will have to say ...

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