The real Windows 8 exposed
I have not been a huge fan of Windows 8 as most of you know. My experience has been on my home computer with a mouse and keyboard as well as a week with a Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 RT. Many, especially my friends at Microsoft have accused me of being unfair to this new operating system.
So, I took advantage of my visit to Dell World to take a good look at Windows 8 running on modern Dell hardware. The result is this longer than usual video…I hope you will watch it to the end because I think you will find it very interesting… especially those of you who are Windows 8 skeptics like me. I asked Jay Paulus, Director, Product Marketing at Microsoft to take me under the hood of Windows 8 and I challenged him to convince me I had underestimated this latest version of Windows.
So, what do you think? Like me your first reaction is that the XPS 12 Convertible is one cool piece of hardware…but what about Windows 8? Well, I hate to be wrong but I must admit to being wrong about Windows 8…on the proper equipment and with a bit of training it is a powerful and versatile OS. I now understand the logic behind switching back and forth between the new and classic desktops and see the advantages.
Now obviously not everyone has the opportunity to get a briefing by a big shot from Microsoft. However, Dell has come up with something that will be of immense help for new Windows 8 users…an eBook…Windows 8 for Dummies…it’s pocket size so you can take it along with you. Download it here.
Windows 8 RT is another story…nothing I saw changed my my mind about Microsoft’s ARM Tablet operating system…it is still at least one major version away from being ready for Prime Time.