Tim Edwards at PCGamesN:
I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that Windows 8 is the worst computing experience I’ve ever had. As a desktop operating system, it’s annoying, frustrating, irritating, and baffling to use. I’ve tried on many occasions to explain exactly why it’s so awful to use day-to-day, and most of the time, smoke starts pouring out of my ears. I thought it would be better to get down exactly what the issues are and why you should avoid it.
Microsoft’s decision to put tablet software on non-touch laptops and desktops may turn out to be the biggest debacle in the history of computing. Just the time it takes to move between giant icons with a mouse will frustrate users within minutes. Edward’s dissection of the problems with Windows 8 is a must-read.