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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:11 PM

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Windows 8 Reviews: A Roundup

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:

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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


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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:13 PM

Another review:

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview - The good, the bad and the ugly

By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | March 1, 2012, 8:19am PST

Summary: If you?re fortunate enough to have touch-based hardware platform to run Windows 8 on then Windows 8 will offer you a far better experience than any other Microsoft operating system. But if you?re sitting in front of a system that has a keyboard and mouse attached, then it?s hard to make a compelling case for Microsoft?s newest operating system.

http://www.zdnet.com...-the-ugly/18674


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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:14 PM

A slide show of an installed Windows 8

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview: a fresh start

by Ed Bott | February 29, 2012 6:46am PST | Image 1 of 31

http://www.zdnet.com...h-start/6347311


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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:16 PM

Please have a look at this article too:

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Getting started with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

By Ed Bott | March 2, 2012, 4:43am PST

Summary: You?ve got questions about the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I?ve got answers. Here?s what you need to know before you begin testing.

http://www.zdnet.com...er-preview/4566



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