More thoughts on Windows 8: It seems to perform much faster than its predecessor, so that's great. Some of the applications are just weird. I've already written about the new Windows 8 Skype application (see my previous post). This time, it's the email application. At first, it seems pretty cool. It's got a really clean layout and it allows you to aggregate multiple email services in a single interface. I really like that, but then the oddities start. There's no way to mark a message as spam and there doesn't appear to be a way to add an email signature. Seriously! I hope it's just that I haven't found the way to do it yet, but if that's the case, they've hidden it really well. The more I work with it, the more it seems that Windows 8 is simply a high performance version of Windows 7 minus the familiar start menu and including a start screen of dubious value (at least on a traditional laptop). More later as the saga continues.
UPDATE: I found where you can add a signature. It's under settings (Win+C), then Accounts. It's still pretty lame because it doesn't appear to support formatting or links such as a link to a blog. I still haven't found a way to mark messages as spam.