09/15/2011, 12:12 PM
I'm attempting to use Win8 as my primary OS for a while, to sort of get used to it.
Yes, most of the stuff I use isn't Metro, so on those, it's almost completely like the Win7 experience, except for app switching and the start menu.
The new start menu is really jarring if you're using a keyboard and mouse... but on the touchscreen, this new stuff works really well. The Metro apps are really simple, but well done.... I just want to see how something more complex like a new version of Office or something will work in Metro.
...But I could see myself liking this a lot in the future. Too much is missing now, but it could be really good. I wish they had included even the old version of Windows Media Center, because that's the best touch-based media player I've used even in its Win7 version, and so I keep having to go back to my other partition to use that.
Unfortunately, I've been saying that a lot for technology I like lately, but at least in this case, it's not being released as a 'final product' as a beta.