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Ad Age Tests Out Microsoft's Windows 8

October 24, 2012

If you've read anything about the new operating system that Microsoft will launch later this week with hundreds of millions of dollars of marketing, you know there is a big divide among early reviewers. One camp praises it as revolutionary, while the other dismisses it as a too-complicated and unnecessary revision.

One of the main complaints from naysayers -- and even the pro-Windows 8 people admit -- is that the new interface is so radically different from any previous Windows operating system that it forces users to learn a whole new way to use their PC.

The familiar start button is gone, for instance. The absence of a toolbar at the bottom of the home page for easy toggling is another gripe. But is it just the anti-change crowd roaring or is Windows 8 really too complicated for the average user?

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