Paul Allen’s take on Windows 8

As a follow up to our post on printing in Windows 8 from last week, Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen recently weighed in with his thoughts on their latest operating system.

“I did encounter some puzzling aspects of Windows 8. The bimodal user experience can introduce confusion… For example, after opening a PDF attachment in Outlook from the desktop, Windows opens the file in Microsoft Reader, an application more suited for use on a tablet, rather than the desktop Acrobat Reader.”

This is specifically referring to the new Microsoft Reader app, which is included in Windows 8.  You will still be able to download and install the free Adobe Reader software (and other PDF viewers), but because Microsoft Reader is the default reader app for PDF files, it may be a little confusing at first.

PDF users will likely run into some of these puzzling aspects (as we did).  If you’re planning on moving to Windows 8, it’s worthwhile to do a little reading on these new interface changes.  Paul’s overview is a good place to start.

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