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Consumers are actually giving Windows 8 decent reviews so far

Published Nov 5th, 2012 2:57PM EST
Microsoft Windows 8

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We’ll likely have to wait for a more scientific survey to come out before we know more, but it seems that Windows 8 may not be as jarring for consumers as many people feared. ZDNet did an quick scan of online reviews posted on the Home Shopping Network to get a glimpse at how normal people were taking to Windows 8 and found that “nearly 1 in 4 reviewers made a special point to single out Windows 8 for praise” while just 14% of reviewers singled out Windows 8 for criticism. The trick seems to be that many users were prepared for Windows 8 to be a much different experience than previous versions of Windows, as one user said that the new OS was “easier to learn than expected” while another said that it was a good experience despite having “a bit of a learning curve.”

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at BGR.com and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.

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