Over A Month On Windows 8

I have been using Windows 8 on my main machine for over a month.  My machine is at least five years old; Dell Inspiron 1720.

I have to admit I have come to really like Windows 8.  Actually using it from day to day has changed my mind and dismissed my preconceptions of Windows 8.  Mainly that Windows 8 is best suited for a Tablet or Phone.  It also leaves me wondering about other things people have said, mainly Valve saying Windows 8 is a catastrophe.  I installed Steam, and it works.  I installed some of my other games, and they work.

They don’t work perfectly, and by that I mean they seem to be kind of slow.  In fact since moving from the release build 8400 to the 90 day trial it seems things slowed down across the board.  On the release build 8400 it really seemed faster.  I’m hoping that is because drivers are not optimized for Windows 8.

So my final verdict on Windows 8, good move.  Well, good if you can get people to take the time to learn it.  Like it or not it is a radical change from the Windows we have been using for years.  Will I upgrade to 8, more than likely I will, unless I get a new laptop between now and then.

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About SheldonS

Web developer for over 15 years mainly with Microsoft technologies from classic ASP to .NET 4. Husband, father, and aspiring amateur photographer.

Posted on October 4, 2012, in First Impressions and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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