You’ve been told that Microsoft has somehow compromised the beloved desktop environment and ruined it with Metro, its new touch-first UI for tablets and other non-traditional devices. You’ve been told that Windows 8 is a lousy upgrade on existing desktop and laptop PCs, and that you should stick with Windows 7 and pray that the next Windows version steps back from some imaginary cliff. Folks, you’ve been lied to.
To understand why this is so, in this Windows 8 eGuide Paul Thurrott offers a three-part review of Windows 8. Paul argues that if you look just at the improvements Microsoft has made to the Windows desktop, you’ll see that Windows 8 is a bigger and more significant upgrade over Windows 7 than was Windows 7 over the unfairly maligned Windows Vista.
This eGuide also includes several Windows 8 tips from Paul that will help you be up and running with Windows 8 quickly.