Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Windows 8

Microsoft's newest Operating System, either improves Microsoft or Destroys it

Microsoft offered the Windows 8 $15 Promo, for people who bought a computer on June 2nd or later.  Now if you didn't meet the requirements for the offer you can buy a Windows 8 Pro upgrade for $87.05 on Amazon.

Microsoft wanted to make Windows 8 a Metro style User Interface.  In which they did, you can see from the image above.  Microsoft made Windows 8 so when you used it, it makes you want to use a touch screen device.   At least that's what it feels like when you're using Windows 8 on a non- touchscreen monitor/PC.

Microsoft though in my opinion has outdone Windows 8. People were worried about the Metro styled UI.  For those people, Microsoft incorporated a "Desktop" mode.  This "Desktop" mode allows you to transfer to a more or so, regular Windows 7 - ish UI.  You can easily switch between the two.

For my overall opinion. Microsoft has made an amazing operating system.  If you are a gamer out there you might want to stay away from Windows 8 for a while and then get the upgrade once more games are Windows 8  compatible.  As a gamer myself and a technology enthusiast, I tried Windows 8 through the $15 Windows Upgrade Offer.  I loved everything about it.  Except that it couldn't play some of the games us gamers enjoy such as BF3.   Yet if you are not a gamer then go ahead and give Windows 8 a shot I did and downgraded.

Cons for downgrading.  If you have got Windows 8 pro through the promo, and downgraded you are pretty much S.O.L.  Unless you want to pay $87.07 or more to re - upgrade. Since now games for the new generation well be compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 7 such as BF4.