Will I Upgrade to Windows 8?

So, I’ve been looking at all the new articles, posts, and comments about Windows 8, and it looks like it, or it’s successor will be a huge hit. Windows 8 completely changes everything about the Windows experience, which I think will bring about some controversy, but with changing times, you need a change in how you compute, not only to make things simpler, but to help the company compete with new products by Apple and Google. Microsoft Office 2007 was completely different, but with the arrival of Microsoft Office 2010, many people were use to the new ribbon interface. Windows 8 will be completely different, but I think that by the time Windows 9 comes out, people will have gotten use to the new start menu and come to appreciate its convenience.

Windows 8 was completely redesigned for a touch interface. Microsoft can say all they want about how it’s perfect for laptops, desktops, and tablets, but they know good and well that when designing it, they only had tablets in mind. For months, everyone was asking Microsoft how they would respond to the iPad, and now they’ve done it: By turning their top selling item (and the top selling OS in the market) into a tablet operating system.

Personally, I love it. Since I got my Windows Phone, I’ve been dreaming of a tablet version of it, however, I’m not so willing to upgrade my laptop to it just yet. I don’t like the idea of navigating through my start menu with the page up and page down keys. I will, however, be buying a tablet with Windows 8 on it when it comes out. Ideally, I’d like to have a desktop, laptop, and tablet. My desktop and laptop running Windows 7, and my tablet running Windows 8.

As Windows 8 stories and features continue to develop, my decision may change, however, at this point in time, I won’t be upgrading my laptop to Windows 8.

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~ by pcprefer on July 23, 2011.

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