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David Clover

 

    Further developments in Windows 8

    David Clover  27 February 2014 13:09:56
    I've mentioned before that we have experimented and indeed use Windows 8 for some machines. As I also wrote before you can readily tweak Windows 8 so as to bypass the cumbersome 'Metro/Modern' interface (if you are a desktop user) to the point where it works in virtually the same way as Windows 7.

    Recent Article

    A recent article by the excellent 'Windows Secrets' author Woody Leonhard provides interesting reflections on the whole Windows 8 issue and how Microsoft have handled and responded to it.

    Windows 8 Development Staff

    The key staff responsible for the Windows 8 development are no longer working for Microsoft and this is provided in detail in Woody's article.

    My recommendation

    I continue to believe that Windows 8 is a perfectly effective product for desktop users as long as you bypass the new Metro/Modern navigation features and install a backwards compatible start menu.Then you can take your pick of whatever new features you might want to experiment with 'on the side' of your 'real' work through the 'Charms' pop-up bar.

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