Your article reminds me of Windows 8. Having to get to the next page by going to the top instead of the bottom to continue reading. Now that's out of the way.
All of the information is good to know. Most of us purchase a system with Windows 8 already installed on it. Boot up and try and install a program we want to use. After a few hiccups it is installed. Then we try and find where to click on to open the program because there is no clear direction where to go. By now we find out you need to go to a different screen. Then we want to get back to the original screen and go there another learning curve. I personally used windows 8 for 2 month and was happy to go back to windows 7. Not sure what going to windows 8 helps with?
The main issue I have with Windows 8 is that when you attempt to move the mouse cursor from the left monitor to the right, if you're too close to the corners on the left screen then you get the charms bar appearing. You can disable the charms bar on the right monitor, but I think I'd prefer to disable it on the left one. I'm sure this can be tweaked, though.
There is one other issue - if you wish to open a piece of software via the "Metro" interface twice, you need to open the second copy as a new window. I don't think this is an issue if you religiously stick to desktop mode.
Both your Windows 8 Apps have stopped working. They crash and close just after they have loaded. Shame as they are very good.
So much hate for W8, just because you use it in a slightly different way. I guess dinosaur's don't like change.
I have been using home computers since the very early 80's.
I can't see why the haters post these comments against Windows 8, It makes me think you all can't move forward. Too bad, it is a great O.S., just takes a bit of time to get used to. I use Linux distributions as well as the Microsoft programs. What I don't use is Mac. But I would suggest that you complainers switch to Mac. They will take care of you and you won't have to think at all.
Substituting /t with /r doesn't help for restarting. The description is wrong, at least in the danish Win8. To make the shortcut work with regards to restarting the PC, you'd have to use: "shutdown /r /t 0" (omitting the quotes)