Windows 8 has problems, but it doesn’t deserve the dreaded Vista comparison
I have been using Windows 8 since the Developer Preview was released in Nov. 2011. Though I have been a dedicated Mac user since 2004, I am not a Windows basher. I believe Windows 8 is cutting edge. It represents a giant leap forward for Microsoft. They are skating to where the puck is. There needs to be even tighter integration between Windows 8, the Surface RT tablet, and Windows Phone 8. Despite Windows 8 being a revolution, it has many of the same underpinnings of Windows 8 once you get past the all-new Start Screen. For those upgrading from XP, Vista or Windows 7, Microsoft has priced it to move. They’ve never sold an operating system for $40 before. I’ve been inspired by what I’ve seen from Microsoft over the past year. I seem them doing more to offer people a better Windows experience in 2013. While I couldn’t have said this 12 months ago, I could easily see myself being primarily a Windows user in the future. This doesn’t mean I will switch over (or switch back), but I could.