Windows has depicted great strides in efforts to improve their operating system. Windows 7 had attracted much use among users, and it was a significant upgrade that well conformed to the OOP mode of operations. It operated for a very long time without witnessing any significant upgrades that people had adapted to its operability until there improvement to windows 8. This brought a huge talk-about matter because of the vast changes they’ve done in the modification of this OS. Windows 8 lets in new fundamental enhancements that enhance a more straightforward workaround and an interactive user-interface. Users feel more interacted with and with its animated and smooth transitions, windows 8 now captures more people as compared to Windows 7. Although with this improvements, there has been a number of drawbacks that I’ll address below.
Two most common reasons that some users don’t like in Windows 8.
Featuring Windows 8’s improvement on their user interface, Microsoft decided to eliminate the Start button which has been a massive drawback on this improved OS. Its functionality to boot-to-desktop demonstrated no relevance to such a step bearing the fact that Windows 7’s primary navigation and app-access button was the start button and it had been there for a very long time before they came up with another version of OS. All Windows 7’s improvements starting from Windows 7 starter, home basic, home premium, professional, enterprise and ultimate had tremendous improvements on their operations but didn’t alter their start buttons, this is why windows 8 catapulted a considerable effect to most of the Windows operating system’s loyal users. This is the reason why most of them disregard this OS.
The second reason making most windows users reluctant to windows 8’s implementation is switching fatigue. This is because, after windows improvements, most of the peripherals are requiring new device drivers, some of the drivers lack support by the OS rendering them useless. This has caused a huge fatigue in switching to it and training of users, not also forgetting the reluctance to the adaptability of this new operating system.
The steps Microsoft has taken to address these concerns.
Microsoft has recently decided to restore sanity to its loyal users by modifying their OS to accommodate a start button with the latest Windows 10 operating system and modification of Windows 8 called Windows 8.1. This has improved on its integration with the desktop environment and its improved user-interface. It has also tried to close the gap between the touch interface and the desktop interface bringing fun and interaction to a whole new level.