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Microsoft co-founder weighs in on Windows 8

John P. Mello Jr. | Oct. 4, 2012
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen seems to like the new OS overall, he does list several "minor" concerns, which could discourage ambivalent users from upgrading.

Windows 8 also suffers from some obvious oversights: there's no clock on the start screen. Also, to reach power functions (sleep, shutdown, restart), users have to go through two steps instead of one.

Allen's conclusion: "Desktop PC users, with only minor tweaks and adjustments, should be able to pick things up without much trouble. I am sure most the [sic] minor issues I pointed out will be addressed in the next release of the operating system."

In other words, users may be better off waiting for SP1 to drop before they dip their toes into the waters of Windows 8.



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