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Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade
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1 out of 5 eggs Windows 8 - H8 it, Not for me. 11/08/2012

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade

Pros:

None for me, but for the Younger crowd familiar with smartphones and tablets I am sure it will be great.

Cons:

Seems more like a limiter put on Windows 7.
The dreaded TOC in Microsofts tic-toc, good-bad versions
Painful to install
Wouldn't install properly and allow programs to still work.
Limitations and a PUSH on Microsoft store, products, Browsers
Too much change

Other Thoughts:

I REALLY hate it. I bought 2 copies, and one won't be installed. I did install one a a HP Touch Smart. I think my Daughter will like it. She's into Smart Phones and Tablets and easily adapts to what's in front of her. It was a hassle installing though. Hours spent first time, only to see if fail because it wouldn't allow the programs previously operational under 7 to work, so it took a LONG time to roll back as well. But at least it did that.

2nd Attempt works, but I had to select Keep data, but not program functionality.

It's just to radical a change for me. Plus I hate how it's forcing the Windows Store on us. Microsoft is moving towards a Business Model like Apple and it will be too restrictive for me. I am considering moving to Linus and supporting that. I hope The Linux community takes up where Microsoft left us.

I feel Microsoft has put BARS on windows. Trouble is, with the same basic foundation for the software, the bars are on the WRONG side. It's still going to be very much open to the "Bad Guys" Damaging the system, while at the same time making it harder for us to get in and understand what the Bad guys did.

It may be fine for the younger crowd, but I am too old and set in my ways to have to waste man-hours learning to do the same things I always did, but with a different looks and placements.

I hated the change to the Ribbon, and I hate this as well. I wish they'd have considered "Visual" backward compatibility so the changes weren't so dramatic for us who are set in our ways. It's all still there, just so radically different looking.

I feel wicked old now...

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