Why Win8 will succeed. Or fail.

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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I like Windows 8. Finally..
In reply to Simon Garrett, Apr 13, 2013

I installed Windows 8 on my main laptop when it was first released because I needed to know it as a Microsoft Partner. And I wasn't impressed.

Then I bought a Windows 8 RT Surface for much the same reason. I thought it was cute but no software and no buyers.

Three months later - the Surface has become my main machine for day-to-day tasks like Mail and lightweight Office. I carry it around with me almost all the time.

- I've switched to using the Surface user interface for most tasks (the DPReview site shortcut is now a Tile on my desktop).

- My main laptop has the same user interface as the Surface (via my Hotmail account). It's relegated to powerhouse tasks (Lightroom, picture management). I just deinstalled Office

- I'm using the Windows Store to find applications.

Surprise. It was the Surface that did the trick. When you have a touchscreen system then Windows 8 starts to make sense.

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