It can feel strange on a PC. The start menu and apps are designed to take over the entire screen, this is counter intuitive to many of us more advanced users who will have lots of windows open at once.
Not only that but many advanced users have multiple monitors. I have yet to see (or hear about) how it handles this.
Computers have been intelligent for a long time now. It just so happens that the program writers are about as effective as a room full of monkeys trying to crank out a copy of Hamlet.
Yeah the multi-monitor thing makes it seem odd too - I'd like to actually be able to put the whole start menu on my left screen while working sometimes, but that's not do-able. However, it does not allow you to set the system up so that the taskbar is across all screens and icons are shown only the taskbar of the screen they're on, which is quite nice (just what ultramon does). I wouldn't be surprised if it gets quite a few tweaks over the next few weeks
I will not use till release officially because i don't believe for beta versions will be stable enough , so it's to fast so we can judge on this , you will not find all programs you need supported so you have to wait , but for what i saw on video's it looks great .
MSDN currently has the RTM build available; AFAIK a time limited copy of the RTM is available from MS elsewhere.
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I've installed it in a virtual machine and start playing with it.
It works, fast and well for most things I've tried.
It is a little bit strange on some topics (like shutting down the computer).
But probably it is too early to be able to pronounce correctly on that: in my case, I've installed only two or three applications (and I use a lot more than 2 or 3 on my daily basis) so I don't know how the start menu will handle them and if this will be easy or not to use.
Apart of that I find it easy to use and nice looking.
fortunately you can still press Win-R for run window, but Win-Tab no longer shows you 3D "stack" of your apps which you can cycle through with the mouse wheel. Instead Win-Tab is for launching some inbuilt metro apps like 'photos'..
yes.. the enhancements you mentioned are hugely welcome.
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CP article: SmartPager - a Flickr-style pager control with go-to-page popup layer.
By the way which Windows OS till now is not ease to use?
There may be initial troubles, but with time users will find it convenient as with other Windows.
And its just too early to poke at this question.
I cross my fingers for its success. Which developer wont feel great to develop a single app targeting desktop, tablet and mobile markets, rather than taking the endless pain of porting into them
I have not used Windows 8 on a daily basis, but I think that it only makes sense on a tablet or a touch screen device, and not on your desktop.
Having watched a couple of videos on Microsoft's Channel9, it is apparent the the folks at MS are feeling around and struggling also while presenting their apps on Metro "Modern/New Windows/We think we are great" new interface [dreadful colour schemes and interface design].
Well it's v1 for the new interface 2 more versions to go...
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