Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Reviews Windows 8: Elegant, Innovative And Puzzling

Posted on: October 3, 2012

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And we have a friend for Windows Vista fiasco finally, I believe it’s name is Windows 8; the two programs should do well together. Read WHY in this report… (Yep, wondering why they’re allowed to call themselves program developers too…)


A few days ago, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen quietly published an extensive review of Windows 8. In it, Allen – who resigned from the Microsoft board in 2000 but still consults for the company – calls Windows 8 “a significant evolutionary milestone in Windows development,” but his praise mostly focuses on the tablet experience. On the tablet, he says, Windows 8 is “bold and innovative” and unlike many reviewers, he is “impressed” with “the clever integration of a bimodal interface to simultaneously support both desktop and tablet use in the same operating system.” Despite all of this, though, he also calls some aspects of Windows 8 “puzzling.”

“I did encounter some puzzling aspects of Windows 8.”

One thing that especially seems to irk Allen is the fact that some apps, including Internet Explorer, come in both Metro and desktop mode versions. These different apps don’t necessarily talk to each…

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