Windows 8 Book Authors Dish on Windows 8
14 top-selling writers who dug deep into Windows offer a range of perspectives that show how controversial the new OS is.
Fri, February 15, 2013
So I thought it would be interesting to ask my fellow authors of the most popular Windows 8 books what they really thought about Windows 8. (Only Paul Thurrot didn't chime in, as he was on vacation.) Although I know many of them personally, the results still surprised me, not just because they're quite thorough, but also because they're so diverse. Like the blind men and the elephant, no two Windows authors see the product the same way -- and their combined observations lend a new dimension to the ongoing Windows 8 debate.
On the following pages, in their own words, are the 14 book authors' candid opinions about Windows 8.
-- Ed Bott
-- Jim Boyce
-- Galen Gruman
-- David Pogue
Woody Leonhard writes computer books, primarily about Windows and Office; his latest is "Windows 8 All-in-One for Dummies." He's senior editor at Windows Secrets Newsletter and a frequent contributor to InfoWorld's Tech Watch blog. A self-described "Windows victim," Woody specializes in telling the truth about Windows in a way that won't put you to sleep.