Windows 8 Features
Is Windows 8 that bad an OS? Well, most users who had done Windows 8 transfer in the initial stages and then reverted back to XP and 7 would say YES to this. The fact is that the touch-centric OS version failed miserably in attracting the users and thus was dubbed as Microsoft’s biggest failure in the decade.
In 2012, when the software giant launched Windows 8, the operating system was claimed to have the most unique and sophisticated features, which were unheard of in the previous versions. Well, it can be said that Microsoft was forced to launch an OS that was compatible with the touch-screen devices that had begun to dominate the market.
However, when the company released its own touch-centric OS version, it failed to attract the users. Microsoft had included some interesting features like the Charms bar, live tiles and Metro UI interface in the Windows 8 operating system to allure the users. But in the process of making the OS the most advanced one, the company excluded some of the basic features, much to the dismay of a large number of Windows users.
Windows 8 OS
Many users opted for the Windows 8 transfer when the operating system hit the market in August, 2012. However, most of these called up the Windows support team because according to them the options in Windows 8 were too complicated. The fact that it comprised of two desktop interfaces even made users ponder over the options to turn off and reboot their systems. Also, the Start Menu, which had been an integral part of Windows XP and Windows 7, wasn’t there in this OS. All these factors contributed to the dismal performance of Windows 8 in the market.
Shortly after the launch of Windows 8, the software giant was forced to release Windows 8.1, which was nothing but a tweaked in version of the same touch-sensitive OS. The main attraction in Windows 8.1 was that it comprised of a Start button, which was to retrieve all those users who had dumped Windows 8 due to the unavailability of the Start Menu. However, even this OS version failed to charm the users as most of them were now satisfied with Windows 7 and XP.
Now, the company has already ended the support for Windows XP. With the same for Windows 7 in the pipeline, one can say that Microsoft is looking to revamp the Windows 8 sales, before Windows 10 hits the market.
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