Windows 8 is a versatile operating system for mobile users, but less useful for those relying primarily on desktop PCs, according to PC World. Microsoft's successor to Windows 7 offers a touch-friendly interface geared toward those who favor tablets and other mobile devices.
Shortly after Windows 8 debuted, many reviewers lauded its marriage of modern and traditional. On the other hand, they warned desktop users that finding their favorite apps would be a challenge with the OS, especially in the beginning. This is largely due to the new Start screen, which consists of tiles bearing the names of apps and other features. However, they noted that the Start screen is easily customized for desktop users.