This Is How Windows 8 Actually Looks And Feels

We've talked about some of the new features you'll find in Windows 8, but if you're a bit more curious about how it works in real life, we've put together a short video demo of what you'll find in Microsoft's latest operating system.

This is just a short demonstration of how Windows 8 works: buying apps, switching between the Metro and regular desktop and more. We still don't love the Metro start screen; it's just awkward on the desktop — especially the scrolling — but other things at least make it worthwhile, like right-clicking on an app to uninstall it (finally!). When it comes to the traditional desktop, most of the changes are improvements — from Windows Explorer to the new Task manager and more. Check out the video above to see it in action, and if you want to try it out for yourself, you can download the Consumer Preview now.


    Really? FINALLY right clicking on an app to uninstall it?

    The thought of wanting to uninstall an application by right clicking on it has never crossed my mind.

      It's such an obvious, useful thing that we'd just been trained not to think about.

    The lack of a start menu will cheese off a large number of people, especially when Windows 8 becomes a mandatory upgrade (due to it's age, etc.). Sure people will adapt, but as an IT Helpdesk person, I know people get irritated when they have to learn something new and waste valuable hours calling up "I can't find this program. I haven't looked because it's too different and I'm not going to learn how. I have enough problems turning this thing on!"

    The one thing I thought Microsoft would have learned from the Office 2007 thing, is to give people an option. Sure you can bury it in menus a mile deep, but give us an option.

      Will encourage people to look for an alternative, thanks to Vista more people now use a Linux Distro or Mac.

      I like windows but 8 kinda kills it for me.

    Hideous. Nope, I'm sticking with 7 for a good few years more.

    You forgot the Windows Server “8″ Public Beta (REQUIRES WINDOWS LIVE ACCOUNT)

    It looks like what people scared of computers wil like.

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now