So I've finally gotten around to finishing this article about Windows 8 and Windows RT and it’s only about 3 months later than I expected to finish it. It’s been about 90 days since Windows 8 and Windows RT were finally released in stores (and it’s been over a year since I installed the first version of Windows 8 released to the general public for testing: the Developer Preview, back in September 2011). I did plan to write this article much earlier than January 2013, but other things have delayed it and I'm actually glad they did, because I've been able to gain some additional insight and experience that would have been missing if I had of written this in November last year as planned.
This article isn't a formal review as such, nor is it a detailed explanation of how each individual feature of Windows 8/RT works. This article is more about explaining some of the things that I've felt have been miscommunicated in a lot of what has been written about Windows 8/RT and then using those explanations as a factual base to discuss what I think makes Windows 8/RT great as well as what isn't complete yet and still needs work. Finally I wrap up this article by firstly discussing some of the reactions I’ve witnessed from a few non-technical people who’ve purchased Windows 8 PCs recently and then secondly discussing what I think will happen next (because one thing is for certain, Windows 8/RT ship isn't going to be staying still in 2013). This is a LONG article (I know, it took me weeks just to write it) and even though long form articles aren’t popular on the internet these days, I’m hoping that at least a few people stick through to the end. J So here we go, these are most of my thoughts about Windows 8/RT!