Windows 8 – Oh My!November 8, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Posted in Computers, Hardware, Software | 4 Comments
Windows 8 is a big change from prior versions of Windows. There are several key things to know before making any decision about it.
1 – It’s based on a touch interface, like a smart-phone. You probably will NOT be pleased with it on a mouse-and-keyboard computer. That’s called doing it the hard way.
2 – If you buy a new computer with Windows 8, get one with a touch screen. If you get a cheap laptop without one, you’ll probably just find it annoying.
3 – The new Windows tablets out are running Windows RT. RT does NOT run prior Windows applications. RT apps are only available in a new RT store. Wait until the new year to get a Windows 8 tablet if you want to run traditional Windows applications.
4 – If you do any more typing that a little texting, you’ll want a tablet with a keyboard. A keyboard you can type comfortably on.
Chris Pirillo of Locker Gnome discusses further: