Originally Posted by MovieSwede
Windows 8 is not a touch screen OS, its an OS designed to work as good with mouse, keyboard and touch. Together or alone.
The mouse don't differ much from previous version. Just move the mouse to the lower left corner to start a program.
And its not very hard to click on a tile compared to an icon.
This is not my experience at all. You can't move the mouse to the lower left corner to start a program. You move it to some hidden spot on the top right to reveal charms, then start typing. Point and click is gone. As I said before, in Win 7 I could start any program with 2 mouse clicks. This can't be done in Win 8 out of the box without typing, using hot keys or creating shortcuts. This is a big productivity killer and creates a steep learning curve since things that used to be easy with a mouse are now a game of hide and seek. I have at least 300 programs on my PC. I can't remember all the names, so typing is out. I'm not going to create 300 shortucts, so that's out. I need to be able to browse lists, categories and menus with my mouse to find what I want. This works fine in Win 7, but not in 8.
I understand a lot of people love keyboard based navigation. I did too, 30 years ago. I'll even use keyboard shortcuts to speed up repetitive tasks, but in general I think it's a big step backwards and non-intuitive to take away mouse functionality from the GUI. I just wish Win 8 gave me the option to use the OS the way I want and not force me to switch to keyboard navigation. I don't like it at all.