By Tim Greene, NetworkWorld Mar 4, 2012 12:15 am
Early reviews of Windows 8 range from describing it as speedy and elegant to unintuitive, but those who have given the operating system a test drive seem to enjoy the experience.
Several point out that Internet Explorer 10 has two versions, one for touchscreen and one for a mouse and keyboard machine, that look and feel very different, which they find disconcerting.
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Reviewers find remarkable the speed of the platform in responding to commands and of the applications themselves.
Here is a sampling from some published reviews with praise and complaints about Windows 8:
PCWorld's own review of Windows 8 Consumer declares "This is definitely not the flaky, feature-light version of Windows 8 released for developers last year. It's dramatically smoother and more responsive. Apps snap open, and flipping between them is immediate... Everything is big, bright, smooth, and beautiful... I spent a good hour just discovering how to do things I've known how to do in Windows for over a decade. It's usually a good feeling, because when I figure out how Windows 8 does something differently (like display all installed programs), I'm usually impressed by its speed and elegance. Let me say that again: I'm impressed by the speed and elegance of a Microsoft interface. Really!
Read more about the first reported reviews at: http://www.pcworld.c....html#tk.hp_new