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Windows 8 Buzz Growing

I judge the hotness of a topic by how much mail I get on it. Based on this criterion Win 8 is hotter than a Texas Porta-Potty. Let me take that back -- Win 8, to me, looks much more inviting. Win 8 is hotter than a Man vs. Food chili challenge.

You've had a lot to say about Win 8. A vocal group found one of my items far too negative. In fact, my item was quoting a reader who struggled with the Metro interface and had even more issues with the Desktop interface. This is weird because Metro is brand new and Desktop is essentially an update to Win 7 (which works just fine).

Some readers thought I was unfair to the far from finished product, while others shared the original reader's concerns.

Another item got more response than a Bruce Springsteen encore.  In the comments section one poster foresees Win 8 tablets knocking netbooks out of the box.  Other letters shared positive thoughts about the preview of Windows 8 and tangible excitement about Metro.

Where do you fall, and am I too hard or too soft on Microsoft? You tell me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 01/04/2012 at 1:19 PM


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