Review of Windows 8 Consumer Preview From Make Tech Easier

Well, I just got my hands on the Windows 8 consumer preview (free for everyone, by the way). A good colleague of mine – Damien Oh, Owner/Operator of Make Tech Easier – requested that I write a review of this new operating system on his blog. I’ll sum it up here and link you to it a bit further below.

What The Tech Guy Found in Windows 8 CP

Personally, I wasn’t all that “über impressed” with the Metro interface, but it was a bit elegant. You’ll see screenshots in the review I made. The task manager was the one that blew me away, though. It was like a dream come true. Finally, something I’ve been waiting for a very very long time: the ability to see disk and network usage for each application. I know Windows 7 already includes it in the performance meter, but I still felt like this information was crucial to include in taskman’s process list, not some stupid button on it.

The desktop interface look a lot like Windows 7’s interface, except for one really glaring detail: There’s no Start button… I really hated that with a passion, and hope Microsoft reconsiders this.

Anyway, I don’t need to repeat myself. Instead, have a look at my review on Make Tech Easier here. Enjoy it and let me know what you think in the comments section here or there. I keep tabs on both sites.