I must be getting old. There's a Windows 8 already? I've had my Windows 7 laptop less than a year, but I was no early adopter. Of course, XP hung on a long time by Windows standards, so that skews expectations.
Windows 8 apparently is a transition to a new underground-train-themed OS called "Metro." (If they'd waited until Windows 12, they could have called it "L." I can see the slogan! "Elevate your Windows experience!")http://mobileopportunity.blogspot.com/2012/05/fear-and-loathing-and-windows-8.html
e_e Yes, this will clearly end well. Comparisons to the Edsel are wholly unwarranted, I'm sure.
I'm already annoyed that my Windows 7 laptop seems to want to be a television a little more than it wants to be a computer. Sometimes Windows Explorer can't move a file because it's "open" in some program--when all I did was select it, in Windows Explorer
. I can't find a way to set commands to open multiple files in Photoshop, say. I feel like Microsoft adds functionality and then takes away or hides other functionality out of some madness.
Is it sick that I miss my old Windows ME computer that I had to disk-check constantly? At least when it wasn't totally malfunctioning, it did what I told it to do; and it could manage things on the hard drive in a timely fashion. Or is that the haze of memory making it seem better than it was?
In any case, abandoning the idea that we as PC users do work--accounting work, creative work, evs--on computers, is madness. They will throw their market share in the toilet--or it will go as soon as someone advertises an alternative.