When Microsoft launched Windows 8 a year ago it was hailed as the biggest shakeup in personal computing since Windows 95. Windows 8 has legions of admirers and advocates, but not everyone is happy with it. Users with plenty of tech savvy find it easy to operate, but for the average PC user, it may have been just too big a leap.
At least some of the negative reaction may be down to resistance to change. Up till now, you could easily move from one Windows operating system to the next without having to change your computing skills too much. And Windows 8 really does signal Microsoft’s shift from being a PC-based platform to a future it sees in tablets, smartphones and whatever comes after that.
LISTEN Click on the red arrow to hear ABC Far North IT expert Rob Rutten on the ups and downs of Windows 8 and the future of personal computing devices