"Not very friendly with non-touchscreen devices"2.0 starson by DaMonkeyOnCrack
Pros: -Native ISO mounting is finally supported
-Good gaming performance
Cons: -Interface is ugly and not very pleasing
-Metro not very effective on a non-touchscreen
-Metro seems less organized than the old start menu
-Not very user friendly for desktop users
-Less customization options
-Too big of a learning curve
Summary: All I can say is Microsoft could of done way better with Windows 8. I've been using Windows since 3.x and each release has impressed me enough to try it and like it. Like many users, I didn't like Vista much and when 7 came along, Microsoft went beyond of what I expected and made Windows 7 into a great OS. For Windows 8 on the other hand, they fell way short of what I was expecting. One problem I have is it seems that Microsoft has done that has really aggravated me is they were mainly thinking about tablets and left desktops and laptops as an afterthought.As an addition, I find many programs and drivers not working. I have had several games not work such as Left 4 Dead 2 and Train Simulator 2012. Along with drivers, over of half my drivers won't work. My graphics card, which is an Intel HD Graphics 3000, has working drivers, but they are outdated and fails to update to newer drivers, It won't detect my Galaxy S3, sometimes won't find my iPod Touch, SD card reader drivers don't work and any other Android devices won't show up
Another problem I have is the new interface. It took me forever to learn how to use everything and find things that Microsoft had moved around. For example, it took me nearly a week to figure out how to shut down because I didn't know they moved the power button to the charms bar.
One of the visual problems I have with Windows 8 is the new desktop interface and ditching of Aero Glass. In Windows 7, I liked how Aero blended the background into the taskbar and window boarders as it helped visually and it actually looked nice and clean and enjoyable. In Windows 8, everything is flat, boxy and boring. I am not a fan of the new interface because I don't think it's interesting and just doesn't look good.
Lastly, ditching the old start menu was a mistake. I don't really like Metro and it's harder to find things in there as I could use the Win 7 start really easily and find what I want
Updated on Dec 19, 2012
Updated on Jan 6, 2013I disagree. The Metro interface is stupid on a desktop and the GUI is very childish looking
Updated on Jan 15, 2013As of about a week ago, I decided to go back to Windows 7. I don't regret going back at all and my computer is now enjoyable again