Sunday, 28 October 2012

Is Windows 8 Worth The Upgrade?

I have taken some time off to surf through the internet and find out what people think about this latest product from the stable of Microsoft.... The Windows 8. So far, Windows 8 has been the major topic of discussions across websites and blogs on the web.
Microsoft says that Windows 8 is the future – a world where traditional desktop computing and touch computing can live in harmony. A future where all your content is at your fingertips at all times.

But the question is.... Is the future worth it?

The most obvious change is the new start menu. Upon booting up, Windows 8 now presents you with a screen of multi-colored blocks called “Live Tiles” that feature all of your content front and center. All of your music, videos, pictures, games and more are made readily available for your consumption.
The same goes for apps – a major driving force for Windows 8. Microsoft wants to emulate the success of Apple’s App Store with its own Windows Store. It’s a carefully curated marketplace of apps built specifically for Windows 8. A number of companies, including Google, Skype and Netflix, have already produced apps for Windows 8. Unfortunately, there’s still not enough apps in the marketplace to have it replace the traditional desktop operating system.

Windows 8 is totally different from anything on the market today... But what does the general public think of Windows 8? Are you willing to upgrade?


Vibrant and beautiful, the Start screen is the first thing you'll see. Each tile on the Start screen is connected to a person, app, website, playlist, or whatever else is important to you. Tiles light up with the latest info, so you're instantly up to date. In one glance, you'll see that photo you were just tagged in, tomorrow’s weather, and messages from your friends.

A lot of users see this as the downfall of Microsoft and are already making up their minds to turn over to Apple or Linux.
For consumers interested in Windows 8, Microsoft is currently running a deal where existing Windows XP, Vista or 7 owners can upgrade to WIndows 8 for only $39.99. As far as Windows goes, that’s a fantastic deal that might help Microsoft gain some traction among the consumer market. As for enterprise customers, you already have your own special option. 

But the Big question still remains.... Are you willing to Upgrade?
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