Phillip Greenspun on his experience using Windows 8 on a regular PC (not a Surface):
Confused about how the tablet apps work and want to Google for the answer? You go to a Web browser in the desktop interface and can’t see the tablet interface that you’re getting advice on how to use. Keep your old Windows 7 machine adjacent so that you can Google for “How to use Windows 8″ on the old computer and have the pages continuously visible.
Greenspun also can’t figure out how anyone could give this OS an even somewhat favorable review:
Given how misguided the whole design of Windows 8 seems to be, why have tech journalists given it basically positive reviews? My theory is that journalists love anything new, different, and complicated. Windows 8 is all of those things.
[via John Gruber, who notes Greenspun’s history of anti-Apple rhetoric]