Sunday

Windows 8 - Should You Upgrade?

Windows 8 has been out for almost six months now, and I have been using it full time on my home laptop for a couple of months. It works fine; it's fast and stable (as it should be), but it is different. It's a bridge between the established way of using a Windows computer and the new tablet/touch-centric paradigm that we seem to be embracing. If you purchase a new Windows computer, it will come with some version Windows 8 installed.



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If you have a computer that runs Windows 7 nicely, then you can upgrade to Windows 8 if you wish, and everything should work fine. The question is: should you upgrade? I'll make it easy for you - if you don't have a reason to upgrade, then don't. Windows 8 core installed apps are still a bit lame (although some updates are forthcoming that may address that), and Internet Explorer 10 is now available for Windows 7, so that's not really a consideration.


Other than the "Modern" User interface (the love-it-or-hate-it Start screen that replaces the traditional Start button) and some other relatively minor things, I don't believe there is a compelling reason to upgrade for the average home user.


Besides, there's always Windows Blue...

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