Where the hell is the start button in Windows 8? Many users as me are missing this magic button.
I know this is not a tech section, but I would like to comment today about Windows 8, the new operating system designed by Microsoft. I gave it a try yesterday and I am still using it. Of course I am not a computer expert, just a writer, but I would like to describe my first impressions in this little article.
1.- The Start Button
Yes, I miss it. As a PC user, I liked that button. I play, write, design and many more things with my computer –with two giant screens, of course- and I am a little frustrated to lose my time looking for apps in the new Metro menu. Anyway, why they had to quit it? They can let the new Metro menu and continue with the start button. Of course, there are alternatives. Take a look on google. It takes less than five minutes.
2.- Metro Menu
Practice? I don’t think so. Yes, if you are using a tablet the new system is good, quite useful but… Microsoft guys looks like they have forget PC users and the new operating system is designed exclusively for tablet users. No, in fact I don’t like metro and, after five minutes using it, I tried that alternative I mentioned before.
Of course, the Metro menu is designed for touch screens and thinks like these but… I watched Minority Report and I didn’t like that future, sorry.
Looks good. It worked fine with all my programs: design, writing… no complaint.
3.- Look and Feel
I like the look of the Metro menu but I don’t think it’s useful on a PC. Of course, it would be great on a tablet but I’m an old man and I prefer to work on my old PC using the mouse. It’s not Mac, it’s quite good… like always
Nothing apparently different from Windows 7. Good, simple and good updater from older version.
5.- A little comment by a writer: Office 2013
The new office 2013 is quite good. The application Word is best I’ve seen. No OpenOffice… nothing better than Office and its program Word. What a synonymous dictionary? I can look like Shakespeare with it!
You know, the first month it always look that the new operating system works really good. Let’s wait a month to think about it. For now, good!
Applause for Microsoft. 40$ if you have a previous license of an older windows. Magnificent policy to the Redmond Company.
I suppose there’s a technical word for this but I think everybody will be able to understand me. The new windows System is fast, very fast. I don’t have a NASA computer here but it’s working quite well. It uses less RAM… Ah, the new task manager is great!
Good, good… and… well, quite good. If I can quit metro in the future I think I can be happy with windows 8 and… a barrel of Whiskey, of course!
Have a great day, Yareah friends!