For a face/palm moment, how is this for the Win8 "not really thinking it through"? I have a brand new netbook, 24 hours old. In a rush of blood to the head, I tried the Upgrade Assistant and when all was well, paid for the admittedly well-designed in-place upgrade from W7 Starter to W8 Pro. (Lovely upgrade process by the way).
So I have a shiny new OS with the main selling point being the new app-based interface. Except... Netbooks run at 1024x600 and the apps won't work less than 1024x768!
This raises two issues; firstly, this isn't a surprise to the developers - can they really not trap low resolutions and re-scale accordingly? The key functionality would seem to be something you make work. And secondly, what type of Upgrade Assistant DOESN'T pick this up?! Really, this should have flashed up "your screen resolution can't cope with Windows8" and smoothly transferred me to an Upgrade Advisor to take me to Win7 Pro or some OS my (brand new) hardware could handle.
Not a great experience for me, if I'm honest!
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