Microsoft is taking a big gamble with Windows 8. Right off the bat, Windows 8 looks nothing like its predecessors. The tried-and-tested Start menu and desktop is gone (at least on the RT version) and in its place is a tile-based home screen that displays apps and notifications. Microsoft has said before that Windows 8 is a complete overhaul of its Windows operating system — and it is. But even if over 1 million people downloaded the Consumer Preview version of Windows 8, it doesn’t mean they like the changes made. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.