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Thread #147774   Message #3438830
Posted By: JohnInKansas
19-Nov-12 - 04:04 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Windows 8 - reviews of general release
Subject: RE: Tech: Windows 8 - reviews of general release
Latest news on Win8 sales are rather vague, with most of the comments, including those from Microsoft, being in Tweet mode – an adspeak headline that says it will tell you something with following text that doesn't actually say much of anything.

A report from Extreme Tech addresses the question of Has the Windows 8 launch been a success or not? with no clear conclusions, but the article does offer comments on what sort of reporting is available and why it's still not clear how rapidly and how widely Win8 may use may be spreading. The article touches only on how well the Win8 new toys are selling, with no content relative to how useful new buyers are finding it, but may be of interest to some with an interest in the business side of stuff.


For those with, or considering, Win8, PC Advisor offers a "techish quickie" article on How to Shut Down Win8 More Quickly. Without discussing how important it might be to be able to shut down Win8 quickly, I'll observe that the article tells how to create a shortcut to do something in/with Win8 that could have applications elsewhere later, if new users learn how now. (Additional thought may be needed to figure out what other things can be done with the method given.)

The more significant help from this last link may be the links at the bottom of the article that claim to lead you to some other "sources of how to" information (and some sidebar links to similar stuff for Win7 helpers in the sidebar), for those who may be curious enough to do a little exploring. While you can "find anything" on the web, knowing a trustworthy place to find what you want to know is more difficult, and exploring a bit while something new is still interesting can be helpful later – sometimes.