The Case for Windows 8 on Desktop

Since its launch on October 26, 2012 Windows 8 has been taking taking some criticism from from pretty much all direction for its inclusion of the tablet centric interface, formerly known as "Metro", into its full fledged version. Unfortunately it’s a completely new take on a consumer OS interface and the confusion was not unforeseen. Heavy users are dissing it for not being integral to their workflow, no-savvy users are mostly uncomfortable with the change. People are seemingly preferring Windows 7 over 8 for the more known/familiar interface paradigm.

So I have put together some sample examples on how simply Windows 8 can provide better functionality than Window 7 even on a desktop, without a any touchscreen. To the best of my knowledge this cannot be done on the previous version of Windows.

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Snapping an app to a side for quick info view/tasks, while doing other works is simply awesome. Some might argue that Windows 7 provides snap to sides, but no software ever change orientation based on that and that almost never provides a optimal user experience. I have tested.