A few days with the new OS and Windows 8’s first update
Our new Windows 8 at IS Labs got its first Microsoft update. Though no visible change to the OS, the update did get my OS a bit slicker. The number lock key is ON during start up, which wasn’t earlier. Our OS is still crash free, though I hear of blue screen error messages appearing in some other computers running the same OS. The app store is dry and empty, and users of android market could get quiet offended. The windows live writer’s got some hiccups in starting up. Shows some black patches for the ribbon interface before every thing appears. From the apps the mailer is what i find interesting. A Hotmail kind of an interface makes email viewing a breeze, albeit e-mail pics are refusing to get loaded and there’s no visible show images button. All what a user could do is, download and view the images. The music app is crap! I barely manages to classify the albums, and is no where near the ones seen in the android platform. Really missing the aero interface of Vista and 7.
This sure is the future, but if Microsoft’s new OS fails to attract new apps, and bring about the kind of satisfaction it used to bring to users then this the beginning for an end to The Microsoft Regime.