Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Windows 8: A Review From A Linux User’s Perspective

Filed under

It has been a few months since Windows 8 came out, so a lot of enthusiasts have messed around with it and found out what it’s all about. Many people have feared that Windows 8 would be an entirely new experience, and that our traditional workflow would be disrupted. Some people have even claimed that Windows 8 may cause them to abandon the operating system family and switch to Linux so that they can run up to date code without upgrading Windows. However, is any of this really the case?

I bought a copy of Windows 8 Pro to try for myself to reach some answers on my own. With answers in hand, I give you a review of the new operating system from a Linux user’s perspective.


One of the biggest complaints about Windows 8 is the new interface, or specifically the Start Screen. It scares a lot of people.

rest here

More in Tux Machines

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Wine 1.9.9 Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2016 - 7:05am
Story Six free open source alternatives to Windows 10: Chrome, Ubuntu, Solus and more, what's the best alternative to Windows OS? Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2016 - 6:54am
Story Yet another GTK+ update Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2016 - 2:48am
Story Linux Kernel 3.4.112 LTS Has Many PowerPC, x86, HFS, and HFS+ Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2016 - 1:52am
Story Gentoo-Based Sabayon 16.05 Linux OS Switches to the Latest Linux 4.5 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2016 - 12:37am
Story Octa-core Cortex-A53 hacker SBC sells for $60 Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2016 - 12:29am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2016 - 11:56pm
Story Linux and Graphics Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2016 - 11:55pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2016 - 11:55pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2016 - 11:54pm