The twitterati appear to like Windows 8, whatever the tech blogosphere is saying.
Social Mention says positive Windows 8 tweets outweigh negatives by 6-to-1. The vowel-challenged — and antiquated — Twitrratr finds a 77-to-two ratio in favor of positive tweets. And the more up-to-date Sentiment140 is finding a something similar: 73 percent positive to 27 percent negative.
Windows 8 is installing... To the future we go! #Windows8—
Louis Salisbury (@TheMightySals) October 26, 2012
Others feel more like they’re playing a game, and not a good one:
Moving around the #windows8 desktop feels like playing a giant game of Tetris, only a lot less fun. If I had to choose one word? CLUNKY—
Jonathan Barrick (@j_barrick) October 26, 2012
Bill Mc7 is apparently a comedian:
Windows 8? I've got Windows 98!—
Bill Mc7 (@BillMc7) October 26, 2012
And he’s not alone:
The latest trojan to hit Microsoft has arrived today...be wary of downloading anything called Windows 8.—
(@sickipediabot) October 26, 2012
But others are firmly on board with where Microsoft is taking the world’s most popular operating system, such as Ankit Aggarwal: “I’ve been saying Win8 is awesome for months. People who can’t embrace change should not have a say in technology.”
The new user interface is not intuitive for everyone — Kye Russell, for example, is not impressed with how long it is taking him to get used to Microsoft’s new world:
It’s taken me a three hour Microsoft training night and one hour worth of online training to feel KINDA good at using Windows 8. This sucks.—
Kye Russell (@KyeRussell) October 26, 2012
To which others have replied with their newfound geek credentials:
Major geek achievement Windows 8 pro up and running and it is awesome... Yes even the new Internet Explorer rocks!—
Nipun Sohanlal (@nsohanlal) October 26, 2012
And others have noted that the old standbye, Windows XP, turns 11 today — and that it really is time for a new operating system:
Windows XP 11 years old today - Windows 8 born today - Surface rocks!—
Tech Joke Daily (@techjokedaily) October 25, 2012
The question is: Have you upgraded?