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.

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Miguel has been working with computers back when the latest processor could print "Hello World" on the screen a couple of times and everyone was going nuts about that. From the days of DOS to the days of 'dows, he's been exploring every minute detail about computers, banging his head against the keyboard until he got it. Now he's blogging about it on his dedicated server until it breaks down, he repairs it, and just keeps on blogging.

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