Windows 8 – out now (& books fully updated)

By | October 26, 2012
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Well, as you might have heard, the new Windows 8 was launched by Microsoft this morning.

There weren’t any surprises – it was exactly as expected (ignore any fuss in the newspapers about the browser choice window – it’s not really a change, just them making sure it does what it was already supposed to).  Windows 8 being as expected means it’s very different from any previous versions.

Of course, you don’t have to upgrade your PC if you don’t want to – but this time round Microsoft are particularly keen to get everyone to switch.

Anyway, in case you might upgrade at some point (or if you might get a new PC which would have Windows 8 on it or if you might get a touchscreen “tablet PC”) I’ve fully updated Computers One Step at a Time and The Internet One Step at a Time to cover the new system.

They explain it all nice and simply, whether you’re using a “traditional” PC or a touchscreen one.

Clever, eh?  Windows 8 has been available, what, 3 hours and I’ve already fully updated the books.  That’s quick work!  (OK, I own up: I had a pre-release copy of Windows 8 months ago…)

You can read more about all the things that have changed (and if you’re interested, order) here: