Originally Posted by oldstick
I heard you can't even have two different app windows up at the same time, is that true?????????
You can do an 80/20 split if the app allows for it. You still get normal usage out of traditional apps.
Personally, I say their execution was a flub, but they did a great thing - they are reinventing themselves and tossing away a lot draconian rules. They are daring to dream a bit, and we need that. With Windows 7, we are still technically on the same user experience as we were 17 years ago.
Win 8 is fast and so far seems very stable, so I don't think you can dismiss it as a crap release. However, it's not very user friendly. My hope is that they do quick, incremental releases - Win 8.1, 8.2, etc. - for a nominal cost, improving on what they already have to market.