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Acer president defends Windows 8, says consumers just need time to get used to it

Acer president Jim Wong defends Windows 8, says users need more time to warm up to it.

Charles Gantt | Dec 31, 2012 at 1:37 pm CST (0 mins, 49 secs time to read)

Windows 8 has taken a huge beating in the media since it's release, and some feel that the ill will towards Microsoft's current operating system is unwarranted. In a recent interview, Acer president Jim Wong said that Windows 8 is actually very good and that consumers will adapt to it int he coming months.

Acer president defends Windows 8, says consumers just need time to get used to it | TweakTown.com

"Windows 8 is a major milestone for 2012, but it is also a new system that consumers must learn and the learning process will prevent the operating system from taking off quickly," Wong said. "However, many of the concerns and criticisms concerning Windows 8 have been rather unfair."

Personally I am mixed on Windows 8, I feel that Windows 7 is still a viable operating system that is technically still cutting edge when it comes to operating systems. I will give it to Microsoft though, my mother was unable to use her netbook with Windows 7. Once I upgraded it to 8, she took to the Metro UI very quickly and now uses the small laptop for everything.

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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