Windows 8 has been one of the most stable, and fast Windows based operating systems which I used from Microsoft since Windows XP. It runs pretty fast even on slower computer hardware like my computer with a dual core 1.86 GHz CPU, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, integrated intel video, and a 320GB hard drive.
I experience fewer slow downs in Windows 8 than previous versions of Windows like Vista and 7. All my programs which I typically use like Google Chrome, Firefox, VLC Player, MS Word, and other programs. All my programs also run pretty smoothly. It is easy to go back to the classic windows desktop by clicking on the Desktop tile, or hitting Windows Key + D key on the Keyboard, and to switch between the classic desktop, and new desktop, I hit the Windows Key.
Using the Start screen in the new modern user interface is also pretty good since I can use the arrow keys to move the cursor to the program I want to open, and press enter to open the new program. I can also press Windows Keyboard key + Q key to launch the all apps, and programs search engine to easily search for the program I want to launch. The Start Screen is the new Windows 8 Startbutton, and Startmenu which can also open full screen apps from the Windows 8 app store which has plenty of free, and paid apps which are fairly price.
The advantages of the new startscreen in Windows 8 is I can easily pin my most used programs onto the Startscreen, and unpin my rarely used programs from the Startscreen. Finding and launching apps are also simple by using the search engine in Windows 8 which you access by pressing the Windows Key + Q or moving your mouse to the top right corner and pressing the Search button to search for apps, settings, and programs. Some Apps for Windows 8 also let you search for things within the App like the Bing App which you can use to search the web from Bing from the new modern desktop with the Bing App. The Startscreen is also more colorful, and fun to use than the boring gray or blue Startmenu in previous versions of Windows. I like that the icons, and tiles are bigger and more colorful in the startscreen, so I can more easily find programs to launch. It is also easy to drag and drop the tiles to re-order them on the grid to more easily find them.
To exit an app or program, I just click Alt-F4, or put the mouse cursor on the top of the app’s top edge, and drag downward, and to switch between apps, I press Windows Key + Tab, or move my mouse to the top left corner, and drag my mouse downwards which revels open apps in the Windows Starts Screen.
I like the new flat pastel user interface for the classic windowed desktop for running desktop apps, and the full screen desktop found on the Start Screen in Windows is nice since it looks modern and more clean then older versions of the desktop with a lot of folders, widgets, shortcuts, system tray, and taskbar icons on it.
Using Windows 8 to browse the web, watch videos, listen to music, and play games have been pretty good for me. Programs start up faster, and also run faster. With Windows 8, I also experience less freezes during shutdown than with 7, and Vista. Plus, startup, wake from sleep, wake from hibernate, and restarts are a lot faster in my experience compared to Windows 7 and Vista which take longer.
With Windows 8, I also don’t need to find ways to make my computer faster because it runs very quickly on my computer, and also comes with Windows Defender, and Firewall which are fast computer security software which runs fast while protecting my PC from spyware, and viruses.
Advanced SystemCare Pro 6.1 also is compatible with Windows 8, so I can keep using Advance System Care Pro to maintain my computer automatically while I am using it, or start the scan program to maintain Windows 8, so it runs fast, and stable for many years.
After using Windows 8 for months, it has not gotten broken from a Windows update, became unusable because of incompatible software, and has stayed fast since using it in October 2012.