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: www.helpfulbooks.co.uk/win8books.htm