Interesting… Microsoft posts a new blog entry about enhancements to File Copying in Windows 8, and the Interweb gets into a fairly excited tizzy! Now bear in mind that File Copying – whilst utterly essential in an Operating System – is hardly a topic to get excited about. However, judging by the coverage in various techie news sites – there’s definitely some pent-up enthusiasm for anything to do with Windows 8! Monday’s post on USB 3.0 support was also similarly well covered.
As a long-time Microsoft proponent, there is definitely a sea-change in the perception of Microsoft and its products in recent years – especially around its consumer products. Windows 7 and Office 2010 were really well received, Xbox 360 has been the best selling games console for over a year, and Windows Phone 7 has been universally lauded (although the commercial success has yet to materialise).
This is great news all-round, and I’m eager to see how warm a welcome the next wave of consumer products and technologies will receive!
Anyway – for the uber-geeks amongst us, feel free to get excited about File Copying here!