Disadvantages of Windows 8 Over Windows 7
Yesterday I posted about Advantages of Windows 8 over Windows 7. Here is another thread on Windows 8, this time to list down the disadvantages of Windows 8 over Windows 7. Not many at this point as I am yet to discover what all is happening behind the scenes. My concern has always been safety and privacy. So much so that I regularly run online scans to see if there are any keyloggers. I use the on-screen keyboard in Windows to use my bank account (unfortunately, my bank does not provide one). It might be an obsession but keeps my mind at peace.
1. It was tough to decide whether to use the default antimalware in Windows 8 or to install 3rd party antivirus. I do trust the abilities of Windows Firewall from Vista itself so there is no problem there. But then, is the default antivirus good enough? I have not yet installed any anti-virus on Windows 8 as I am still looking for a detailed literature that explains how it works. If you know of any resource, please let me know.
2. Media Player: What is this thing? What happened to the default codecs? Where are all the options present in the good old WMP? Are they hidden or completely done away with? No DVD support is understandable. I can use VLC player in case I need to play a DVD but then, what if I wish to rip a DVD into WMV format? One option is to install a video converter and convert from DVD. On Win7, I use AnyVideo Convertor. For some reason, it won't install on Windows 8. Did anyone else face similar problem?
3. Privacy: If you were not alert during installing Windows 8, you end up granting location access to many of the Windows 8 apps. So even if IE is really not allowing websites to track you down, other apps are giving away your location information freely. It took a good deal of exercise to figure out how to turn off location access to Windows 8 apps. Go to Change PC Settings and from there, move the slider to turn off location access completely.
There is a lot more coming up. Will keep you posted about the good in Advantages thread and the bad in the disadvantages thread.