Whenever the discussion related to Windows 8 and its later version surfaces up, mostly it’s a talk about the drawbacks and failure of Microsoft in gratifying its users. Microsoft bears the distinction of providing the most successful operating system with highest number of users. However, somehow the release of its latest OS, Windows 8, failed to live up to the expectation of the users as evident from the numerous articles and blogs that read about the loopholes of the new OS. But this is just one side of the coin. Because the main success or failure of Windows 8 has to be measured in light of the very well known yet neglected fact that Microsoft released Windows 8 as a Windows tablet OS. Therefore, Windows 8 is basically designed and structured to be compatible with tablets. It’s a bare fact that Microsoft shouldn’t have neglected its desktop users straightaway. But as a rectification to that miss, it made no delay in re-launching the free update Windows 8.1.
Windows 8 Tablet Focused OS is the Need of the Hour
Not putting the complete blame of decreasing PC sales over Microsoft, let’s accept that for some or other reasons PC sales have considerably decreased in last two years. This has less to do with the usability of PCs or laptops but more to do with the high end features of small, more compact, portable yet high end computing devices like tablets and Smartphone. As a user, we all are looking forward to own an attractive, light-weight, long battery-life supported highly efficient tablet for our day-to-day on go computing and Internet usage.
Now our possession of a computer or laptop can’t justify why we shouldn’t have a tablet, because owning such a high-end portable computing device is the need of the hour. The bottom line is, a tablet focused Windows OS is the need of the hour. If Microsoft wouldn’t have released it, we the users might have desperately demanded for it.
But anyways, now we have a full-fledged tablet focused Windows OS, yet why users are having difficulty in adapting to it? Is the interface very difficult? No, it is not. Although, Microsoft has changed many traits of its new OS but at the core it is a simple Windows OS just like earlier versions. Hence, instead of creeping over the loopholes of Microsoft new OS, it’s worthy to learn certain tips for a better Windows 8 Tablet experience. Because at the end of the day, we all are fans of Windows OS and for hardcore computing we need it as well.
The first thing a user must understand that they will not get the same desktop user interface (UI) over the tablet. It’s a new device with new technical background and accordingly the UI also has changed. So, users must sportily adapt to this change. Then again, they must accept the fact that unlike older time, Microsoft is not going to release updates at a long gap 2-3 years. In fact there are chances that the updates will be released more frequently or even faster than Apple’s updates for its iPads. Most likely Microsoft is doing this to quickly mature the Windows experience for its tablet users. Therefore, if the users want to have a good Windows 8 tablet experience then he must be ready to understand and adapt the updates and consecutive changes in the OS in the coming time.
When Apple launched iPad it was not released as a computer but only as a computer companion. The concept was simple that if you simply want to reach to your content then use your iPad but if you want to work on it then you must use your Mac. If as a potential tablet user, you are having this same idea for Windows tablets then you need to get rid of it. Microsoft has very much lightened the line that differentiates a tablet from a PC. A Windows 8 tablet can do almost everything that your big PC can as it can support Flash plugins, multitasking, mouse, keyboard, USB functionality and lots more. In short, Windows 8 tablets can be your all-in-one computing device. Attach an external mouse, monitor and keyboard to transform it to a desktop.
Our smartphones have made us dependent on apps, which are handy and effective tools that ease down even complex looking jobs. For its tablet users, Microsoft has introduced Windows Store, which is still at its infancy in this regard and yet to add more apps. Yet users must search the Windows Store as there are very useful apps available in it that can enhance your tablet experience remarkably. Moreover, there are different benefits of purchasing and downloading apps from the store rather than from third-party stores. The apps of Windows store are more secure, more touch-friendly and well integrated with the Search, Notifications, Share, and Settings in Windows 8.
Apart from keeping the aforementioned points in mind, you need to explore the new Windows operating system and try to learn about its features. Indeed, it is different from the earlier versions of Windows, but it has its own charm and can do a lot to improve your work flow.