http://www.lockergnome.com/windows/2012/03/05/13-things-microsoft-should-impr... - Microsoft is undoubtedly taking a huge gamble with Windows 8. Changing the user experience almost entirely, Windows 8 is expected to be the first truly cross-device operating system outside of the heavily customized Linux environment. The same OS is expected to work on everything from a desktop computer to a smartphone, giving the user a truly cohesive experience throughout. But big changes are usually accompanied by growing pains as the target market either grows into this new flavor of Windows, or grows away from it. Obviously, Microsoft would prefer the former to the latter, so here are 13 things that we think the company could improve in Windows 8 to accomplish this goal.
http://logiclounge.com/2012/03/01/windows-8-consumer-preview-review/ On leap day this year, Microsoft released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I had a chance to sit down and review it again, this time it's a more finalized version. Metro is Window's big push this release of Windows. They seem to be pushing the desktop section to the back burner, so to speak, and making users use the Metro Interface.
Overall, I've had fun playing with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and enjoyed it. Metro has a long way to go in the desktop era, and they need to weary of desktop users and using gesture controls.
Expect Windows 8 to be fully released around this summer of 2012.
This is just a short review of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, if you have any questions or comments leave them in the comment section below!
http://www.benstrange.co.uk/ - In this video I show my 66-year-old nan attempting to use Windows 8 Consumer Preview, She has used a computer since April 2009, then she used Windows XP on my Compaq Presario 6000, Now she uses Windows 7.
In the comments of the video 'My Dad Using Windows 8 Consumer Preview' there was many people telling me that I gave my Dad too many hints, Including Chris Pirillo. So in this video I tried to give my nan no hints, Although I had to give her a few at times because she wasn't going anywhere and it felt like she never was going to get anywhere.
She found it very difficult to use as it's completely different to what she has ever used, when she upgraded to Windows 7 she found it very easy as Windows XP and Windows 7 look pretty similar.
This shows how difficult and confusing Windows 8 will be for grandparents if all they are used to is Windows 95 - Windows 7, as they all do look pretty similar.
This is a video response to Chris Pirillo's video of his dad trying out Windows 8 for the first time.