Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Feb 2013 11:23 UTC
Windows And there we are - the Surface Pro reviews are in. Reading through them all, there's clearly a common theme, and it's not particularly positive. We're a few months in now, so I think we can finally call it: Windows 8 and Surface are the wrong way to go.
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miguelholandes
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2013-02-07

I do not have any experiences with Surface, but in my opinion Windows 8 is nothing short of brilliant. First of all, I have no problem at all using it with a mouse, so I really do not understand why people state that Metro should only be used for touch based devices....
Second, it offers two entirely different operating systems in one, Metro and the old Windows 7, and both natively, and with one quick you can switch between the one and the other. Granted,there are not so much applications for the Metro interface, but that holds true for any new operating system. Install new software in Metro is very easy, just click once or twice, you do not have to think of where you want it installed, easy can do. And in my opinion it is a pleasure for the eye too. If you do not like the Metro interface, you do not have to use it, you do not even have to see it ever, but you can still benefit from lots of suttle technical improvements in the background, like performance and security improvements.

What more can you expect from a new operating system??

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Indeed Windows 8 is a work of genius. Clearly the best OS in the world, and probably on earth as well...

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unheeding Member since:
2013-02-08

Let me guess, you work for Microsoft Brazil?

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miguelholandes Member since:
2013-02-07

I am new here, do not know how to quote yet....

<<Let me guess, you work for Microsoft Brazil?>>

No not at all....and I have used Linux too, lots of different distributions.... I really think Windows 8 is great, easy to use, pleasant for the eye, and I think it is unique that it gives you two different ways to work within one os. On top of that, the price is really very low, or at least was, I bought it for about 26 euro for the update version during the promotion period. That is dirt cheap, it also means that one reason to use Linux, that it is for free, hardly is a valid anymore, why subject yourself to all these bugs and lack of software only to save yourself 26 euro or so....that is weird.

Edited 2013-02-08 14:45 UTC

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