Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Sep 2012 20:16 UTC, submitted by Bob Stein
Windows ActiveWin.com has just posted their 45-page, 40-screenshot review of Microsoft Windows 8. The review covers many different aspects of the OS including performance, security, application compatibility, and more. "Is Windows 8 a hit or miss? It's a hit, it is clearly Microsoft's most bold development in years, it probably beats out the transition from Program Manager (Windows 3X) to Windows 95, the move from Windows 9x to the NT Kernel. The Windows 8 platform represents so many things: truly touch centric, support for modern processor architectures, fast and fluid as Microsoft puts it and also represents where the majority of the world is heading when it comes to computing, entirely mobile."
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saso
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27" is not something a majority of users even have.

And you determined this... how? All of Dell's new all-in-one desktop machines are either 20'' or bigger (I tried it on their flagship product in this category, the XPS One 27''). All new monitors we buy are 24'' at a minimum. Your statement is simply at variation with reality.

So of course the touch experience will be a little awkward.

Then why the hell even put it there?

On a tablet, or on a laptop, it really isn't half bad.

I was talking about touch screens on desktops. You're arguing against something I didn't say.

Especially on a laptop with updated touch pad drivers to allow for Windows 8 gestures.
Going forward, all Windows 8 devices will come with optimized touch pads, touch screens, touch accessories, or a combination of all three. Windows sets the new standard, and subsequently hardware will be released to match it.
A great majority of all Windows 8 sales are brand new device sales, so I can't envision this being a problem for anyone other than a select type of user.

This Dell machine is a brand new just-released-to-market product that was designed with Windows 8 in mind. Your argument simply doesn't hold water.

Also your last bit about the actionbar is incorrect. You can swipe in from the bottom and it calls both top and bottom action bars.

I tried multiple times on two different machines. It worked on neither. Since the Windows 8 release on them was marked RTM I assumed this wasn't a bug.

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