Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 1st Sep 2012 21:15 UTC
Windows The Verge published a video demonstrating how desktop mode and Office 2013 - a desktop application - work on Windows RT, the ARM version of Windows 8. The video showed a desktop mode that clearly didn't work well for touch, and even Office 2013, which has a rudimentary touch mode built-in, didn't work properly either. It looked and felt clunky, often didn't respond properly, and even showed touch lag.
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RE: fail...
by nej_simon on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 10:05 UTC in reply to "fail..."
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Actually Windows 8 is usable, I'm running it roight now (I never thought I'd say that). You only need to tweak it a lot. For ex. you can enable a local account, uninstall all metro apps, hide the store and disable the hot corners. Then metro becomes an overview of all installed applications and the desktop is like the one in Windows 7 but faster and with a IMO nicer theme. The only thing I'm missing from previous versions is actually "recent files".

Although I'm pretty sure people who don't want to spend some time adapting and tweaking their desktop will hate Windows 8. I think it's really annoying by default.

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