Well I have adjusted to using Windows 8 on my laptop and I have to say, it still sucks. I know this operating system was designed for tablets but it wasnít until last week I discovered how absolutely true that is.
I found an app on the computer called Windows Journal. Since I journal the trips we take I thought this might be something I might like. I opened the app and the screen that came up looked like a lined journal. Cool I thought. I started typing, nothing showed up on the screen. No matter what I did nothing came from the keyboard. While playing around I suddenly discovered that to use this app, I had to ďwriteĒ words by pressing and holding the left button on the mouse. This program (oops, itís an app) is designed to use a stylus on the touchscreen so that you can literally use longhand to write in the journal. Itís an app designed for tablets. What a modern marvel that app is. I can now write in a journal in longhand using a pen stylus. Whatís next for Windows, a stone and chisel app?
I also miss the desktop gadgets that were available with Vista and Windows 7. Iím sure there must be an app that I can download that would mimic those gadgets but Iím too lazy to go looking.
There is one app that came with Win 8 that I do like, itís called sticky notes. Write a little note and stick it where you want on the computer screen. I donít know why I like it, I just do.
My regret with this laptop is I didnít buy one that has a touchscreen. The Win 8 start screen would be easier to navigate.