C&B Notes

Windows 8 Review

TechRadar just published the first comprehensive review of the fully-baked, final release of Microsoft’s Windows 8 (out in October).

Windows 8 represents a fundamental shift in the way Windows works and is far more touchscreen-oriented for use on tablets as well as traditional PCs…

The real difference is that Windows 8 is finished; it’s polished and smooth, with even better performance than in the previews, and none of the rough edges left.  Even the previously disappointing Modern UI-style apps such as Mail, Calendar, Messaging and People are slick, sleek and far more functional.  Even though Microsoft says it will carry on updating them, they’re now useful and engaging rather than frustrating.  This is Microsoft putting it all together.