It’s been a while since Windows 8.1 preview has become available to the general public, and they have made incredible strides in improving the user experience. The Start screen is capable of housing tiles of a greater variety of sizes, the Start button has made a comeback, Charms have improved. Apps snap now happens at whatever widths the user likes, with minimum width limits of course. This has been quite a detour since Windows 8 where every movement was predictable. Windows 8.1 is quite predictable itself – only there are a lot more things to consider now.
A few years ago I had published a blog post on the feature that caught my eye. It was about an amazing ability of Windows 7 that I had not completely described – it was booting from a VHD. Yes, creating VHDs and using them from within an OS is cool but cooler than that is using the VHD itself as the base to it.
I miss Windows Vista. After years of using Windows XP, Vista was a refreshing change. Of course, we have Windows 7 now with Windows 8 right around the corner. Windows 8 will be making quite a Windows 95 move all over again. It’ll change the way the concept of Windows is perceived. I personally like Windows 8 already, but I’m quite worried about the popular response.