Microsoft was moving in the right direction, and the release of Windows 7 turned upside down on Windows in general. This was an important step after Windows Vista. The new Windows 7 has become faster, more stable and less demanding on resources than the previous Windows Vista.
The release of Windows 8 has fundamentally changed my attitude towards Windows. The incomprehensible Metro interface and the very way the system communicates with the user does not cause any trust. Windows 8 looks good on a tablet computer, but on a laptop and desktop computer, it only causes bewilderment and misunderstanding. Microsoft has created a universal operating system for personal and tablet computers, so Microsoft claims that tablet computers and soon laptops and desktop computers will not be needed. In my opinion, all products should come out in due time, and at this stage in the development of IT technologies, it is difficult to imagine work only within the framework of tablet computers. For example, it would be interesting to see how you can keep accounting on a tablet computer.
Of course, I had to study the system and I, as an experienced PC user, had a lot of questions, the answers to which had to be searched on forums on the Internet. This suggests a non-intuitive interface as if someone made a very convenient interface for themselves and not for others. The question is, if you still need to get used to the new operating system, then why should it be Windows? After all, even MAC computers are full of software, in addition, now all peripheral device manufacturers support MAC, unlike Linux-based operating systems.
Microsoft, with the release of Windows 8, once again showed how indifferent they are to users and how the monopolist can afford to experiment. You yourself can conduct a little experiment. Plant your parents in front of a computer with Windows 8 installed and ask them to complete a number of simple tasks. For example: unlock the computer, find a list of all installed programs, use the Internet, and finally turn off the computer.
The simplest tasks that you easily solved on Windows XP or Windows 7 in the new Windows 8 may require more time, since you will have to re-learn the system, and then it will take time to get used to it. In my opinion, life is too short to spend time exploring constantly updated interfaces. A computer is needed to perform specific tasks, and the profit of companies and the mental comfort of home users directly depend on the time and quality of these tasks.
Microsoft with its many products has firmly established itself in the business segment, but more and more students are choosing MAC computers as an alternative to PCs, many are using Linux-based operating systems to work on PCs and all this suggests that the next generation will not need in products from Microsoft and depend on them as the previous generation, which had no alternatives. Therefore, Microsoft should consider this and choose the steps carefully.