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CPMT 1303, Section 1004
CPMT 1303, Section 1004
Computer Maintenance Technology
Computer Maintenance Technology
John Ramsey
John Ramsey

Windows 8 (See Picture to right) is the newest version of Microsoft Windows operating systems, and is available for use on personal computers, which includes home and business desktops, laptops, tablets, and home theater PCs. The Development of Windows 8 started before the release of its predecessor, Windows 7, in 2009 and the existence of the new Windows 8 operating system was first announced at CES (a computer convention held every year) in 2011. It was followed by the release of three pre-release versions from September 2011 to May 2012. The operating system was released to manufacturing on August 1, 2012, and was released for general availability and retail on October 26, 2012. Consumers are probably familiar with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, since they use at least one or more of them on a daily basis. Although improvements have been made over the years, they're fundamentally the same as Windows 95. It doesn't take too much effort to switch between any of these versions, even though options have moved around a little. Windows 8 is just hard to use, and the following are just some of the flaws in this particular operating system. Although Windows 8 introduces significant changes to the operating system's platform, a lot of consumers want to see more improvements, beginning with the start button. In Windows 8, there’s no start button at all, (See picture below) and that’s been confusing to a lot of people, causing them to stick with the Windows 7 operating system. This mobile oriented approach to the future of the desktop hasn't been greeted with much love by the community. Focusing on one (maybe two) tasks at a time dumbs down the entire user experience. Also, users find themselves constantly switching between the new Start screen and the classic Windows...
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