In October Microsoft will release Windows v8.1 to ‘fix’ what in my opinion they ‘broke’.
Don’t get me wrong, I like Windows 8 and it is a bold and much needed move by Microsoft and is superb on touch screen devices, but for them to ignore the needs of their traditional customers by forcing them to use the new interface rather than providing easy access to the traditional desktop, was very, very arrogant. Many of their users are elderly and have struggled to get to grips with the IT world, they certainly don’t need to be suddenly faced with a system that is completely alien to them.
I was going to download the beta version of Windows 8 and review it but I’ve just read this excellent summary on The Register which sums things up very neatly.
As I’ve mentioned elsewhere on this forum third parties apps are available that address this issue but it is good to see Microsoft listening for a change and producing a more generic fix.