Are you just dying to check out Windows 8? What do you think about your PC using an Xbox-like Interface? Or maybe you’d say Xbox’s Interface is Android tablet-like? Either way you can’t get around the fact that Windows 8 has the look of the Xbox 360’s latest interface.
The upside is that it lends itself more easily to a wider range of devices, as you can see on the video below.
The downside is that initial feedback I’ve read on their Youtube videos – which admittedly is just the top 10 comments on the first one, comments are disabled on the second – is all negative. I can’t say I disagree with some comments, especially this one:
I can tell what I’m going to disable the first time Win8 is installed!
Microsoft’s CES 2012 Keynote: A Look at Windows 8
I’m going to make the assumption that the Windows 7 Interface will be available on Windows 8 for the following reasons:
- Windows Aero was a big overhaul brought to Windows, and is in Vista and 7. I just can’t see them altogether dropping it.
- Windows Vista and 7 just have a polished, professional look and I can’t imagine the Microsoft thinks that as many users as are used to a certain type of Interface are going to welcome such a radically different change. Usually with new Windows versions you need to learn where they put all of your old stuff on the new Interface. However, this is such a fundamental change, that instead you’ll be sitting there wondering how to use it.
- I doubt so much negative feedback – okay I’m making some assumptions here after 10 comments and 2 Youtube videos – can’t be ignored by such a large company. On the other hand, Windows 8’s new Interface could be the big push in the wrong direction that gets more people going over to the Apple camp.
Microsoft’s Building “Windows 8″ – Video #1
Microsoft on Windows 8
It’s Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It’s an all-new touch interface. It’s a new Windows for new devices. And it’s easy to try now—whether you’re installing it for the first time, or moving from Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Here’s Microsoft’s Windows 8 Preview Guide (PDF). Okay, so sound off and let your voice be heard – what do you think of Windows 8 as presented in the videos below?