Windows 8 Consumer preview
I have been using windows 8 Consumer Preview on my Eee- slate (PC) for almost 2 months now. I have run all software that I normally use & I have had no major problems. This includes database applications that were developed under windows 7. These databases worked first time & every time with zero conversions & issues. As for the Metro Interface: you get used to it. It does take a little time, but it becomes 2nd nature very fast (Note: on screen help tiles would have made things a little easier). The tiles are great for gadget replacement, and for large fingers, visual or dexterity impairment.. I had previously looked into getting an IPad (a very nice piece of hardware), but it lacks direct compatibility with PC applications of any serious nature. Too many of you are stating that corporations won't upgrade to win 8; but they will, since the cost is only the upgrade of the OS, and a switch to iOS isn't feasible..Win8 will still run their existing office apps, cad, & business software, just as I have been doing for 2 months.. If you don't like Metro just push the desktop tile, you can set up the taskbar with the apps from the start menu & work as you always have. When there is something new it takes a little time, to get things right , just ask Apple about their previous tablet failures. Oh Yeah! There is no replacement for handwriting with a capacitive pen with a fine point tip (no rubber) & have that info go right into your database or document. I may never type again.
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