Is Windows 8 as much of a nightmare as I’ve been lead to believe?
I’m an old dog and it’s hard to teach me new tricks. I’m not particularly fond of Windows8. It does however, behave pretty much like Windows7 once you find your way to the “Desktop”. It’s that whole “Start Page” thingie that I curse at every time I find myself back there, which happens far to often out of necessity.
The biggest problem is getting access to the administrative type tools that use to be so easily configured onto the old “Start menu”. i.e. “Network”, Control Panel, Computer, Devices &Printers;, Run.
I can see if you were using it on a Tablet the finger oriented interface for the Start Page would make sense but on a PC with keyboard and mouse it’s just very very clumsy.
Get a book or read the readme’s and watch the introductory videos otherwise you’ll completely miss the unidentified places (extreme corners & edges) on the screen that have functions associated with mouse and key actions.
And if you want to simply play a quick game of “Solitare” it takes 2 minutes to activate it! WTF!!! And that’s if you bypass all the “cloud” stuff they practically stuff down your throat.