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Windows 8 Consumer Preview pros and cons

I recently had a copy of Consumer preview of Windows 8. I was pleased to have it in the DVD pack but I was somehow disappointed it it took the form of  Operating System  of my computer.

 I am not going deep in this blog but rather will express what seen by a normal user

I was really impressed with the sliding start button tiles as sliding on a touch screen mobile phone or Ipad. The another thing I was impressed witth Win 8 was its IPV6 Network connectivity and the People and Chat application on the start tile. One of the additional feature for the user of WIndows 8 is that you don't have to search Adobe reader or any other pdf reader for the pdf files. The app named document reader can easily read the pdf files. Apart from this XPS viewer is also there in Windows 8 as in Windows 7. In another Windows you were seeing desktop at first but in Windows 8 you will see exciting start tiles at first after you are logged in.

Another important and online feature I glanced is the skydrive app in it. you should not go to the URL and select skydrive but there is an app and just login with your Microsoft account and share your files online. There are Music and Video apps to play videos and music from your account as well.

Now I was a bit disappointed when I could not play my PC's speaker in full volume with Windows 8. The another thing that I really was disappointed was some of the applications on the start tile didn't close and I was forced to use "Task Manager" to close these apps. I too was disagree with the position of "Power " button on Windows 8 as a normal user may not find it. I think the power and setting buttons in start tile will be best. I could not see the WIndows 8 logo when I see the system properties as I used to see in other version of the Windows. I hope it will be improved.

I want to close my blog and will be posting on what will I get in Windows 8 .

Posted: 04-14-2012 3:14 PM by Tek Raj Guragain with 2 comment(s)


# re: Windows 8 Consumer Preview pros and cons @Thursday, April 26, 2012 3:04 AM

Hi Tek,

    Would just like to correct some terms on your blogs, Like to apologize for any mistake if i have made. Firstly I would like to let you know IPV6 was already introduced on windows 7 and windows vista too... so there is no new about this in Windows 8. But Yes i do appreciate the way it looks on TASK MANAGER, the way it shows the total download and upload of my system in the Network. I was much impressed by the Wireless part for which do not have to configure which Security format it has been using.

  In windows 8 it only does not contain the inbuild file reader of PDF and XPS only but it do have new file system called OXPS which is know as open XPS.

  Regarding your issue for closing the application only from the Task Manager, if you are using the consumer preview please hover your mouse on the left corner of the screen you can see the list of application open in your machine and you can close the desire application just making right click and clicking on close over there. it is quite easy on consumer preview rather than in Developer Edition.

  Regarding the Volume, if you do have some issue please let us know in forum i hope someone can help you.

   I do also agree with you regarding the power button it should be quite easier to access rather then going thorough some procedure.

Happy Blogging... :)

Allen Bailochan Tuladahr

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