Windows 8 review (Engadget)

 

What we’ve learned — and what we couldn’t fully appreciate before testing some of these new devices — is that Windows 8 is at its best when you have the option of interacting with it using your fingers. It doesn’t matter so much if you have a touchscreen, a modern touchpad or an external trackpad that supports Win 8 gestures. The point is, many of Windows 8’s most enchanting features (the Charms Bar, etc.) are easy to use this way, but frustrating if all you have to work with is a mouse.

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For people with more touch-friendly hardware, though, Windows 8 is easier to use than you may have feared.

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Just don’t lose faith as you’re climbing your way across that learning curve.