Remember that you can watch any of the videos in 720p HD! My mum loves Windows XP and pretty much doesn't want to use anything else. Windows 8 has been released and obviously she will need to update her operating system eventually. Before she updated to Windows 8 however I let her try it out first on my own computer to see if she liked it. SHE HATED WINDOWS 8 and here's the video showing her using it for the first time: A mother struggles to use windows 8 for the first time - YouTube When I posted a link to that video on this forum a week ago, a user named "strollin" left the following comment: "What's the point of these type of videos? If you sat someone down in front of a computer running XP, OS X, Linux or whatever and told them to start using it they would have a similar experience." -Original Forum Post Here Really? Well... I decided to put this to the test. Strollin said that if I put her in front of Linux she would have a similar experience. So to see if he was right I downloaded and installed the most popular distribution of Linux available: Ubuntu. And guess what... SHE LOVED IT and is going to use Ubuntu rather than Windows 8 when she gets a new computer. These were the tasks I got her to complete within Ubuntu which she did easily without any help unlike the struggle she went through with windows 8: Tasks Given: - Change your desktop background - Visit the gmail website - Write and save a text document - Quit Firefox - Calculate 680 x 45 = - Find where your downloaded applications are stored - Turn off your computer Here's the video of her using Ubuntu for the first time: Mothers First Ubuntu 12.10 Experience - YouTube So that just goes to show that Windows 8 is less user friendly, less intuitive, uglier and harder to use for a windows user than Ubuntu. You know somethings wrong with windows 8 if a loyal windows user has more difficulty using it than another operating system altogether. Now I've pretty much knocked about and bullied Windows 8 a lot in this topic making it look bad so what do I think of it? I actually like it! Today we are moving away from desktop computers and towards tablet computers. For me windows 8 on a desktop computer is a massive NO NO but on a tablet its awesome. Its optimized for touch screen and I'm going out next year to buy a Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro. Points to discuss: 1. Will you upgrade your desktop computer from an earlier version of windows to windows 8? 2. Does windows 8 suck on desktop computers to compared of previous windows operating systems? 3. Would you prefer to run Ubuntu on your desktop computer rather than windows 8? 4. If Ubuntu was compatible with everything windows 8 was compatible with would you prefer to use Ubuntu? 5. Which operating system (Windows 8 or Ubuntu) looks better on a desktop computer? 6. What other operating systems would you like to see her try?