Windows 8 Experience the Traditional Way
Windows 8 has two modes - traditional Windows and new Metro.
In traditional Windows mode, you work exactly as you did in
Windows 7 minus the Start Button. Even though Windows
8 supports Keyboard Shortcuts but Yes, we still miss the start button. Actually,
if you use Windows
8 Hot Keys, your life will be much easier.
Then there is this another mode that used to be called Metro
UI look. Now, Microsoft has changed the Metro Style app to Windows 8 app, who
know what this new mode is called but this new mode is designed to work in a touch
environment and has tiles as applications and swapping, flipping, and scrolling
are new ways to work with Windows.
For developers, I am not sure how much sense the Metro mode
makes but you can totally ignore it. I have been using Windows 8 for couple of
weeks now and running most of my applications including Visual Studio 2012, SQL Server and Office 2013.
So, here is the good news. You can totally ignore the Metro mode without any problems and continue working on Windows 8 as you were on your previous operating systems. Most of your devices, drivers and other software should work just fine.
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