Friday, February 01, 2013

Should you upgrade to Windows 8? Can you handle computers behaving oddly? - Chicago Sun-Times

Concluding paragraphs from an Andy Ihnatko Windows 8 snapshot
"Windows 8 is a clear move towards the future. In a way, Microsoft is putting themselves through the same difficulties that they’re inflicting on their users via Windows 8. Every major player in this market is going to have to transform their entire PC business so that the hardware, OS, and apps of their platform appeal to a generation of users whose first computer was a multitouch phone. The first steps in this process are going to be painful no matter when you start. Why not start sooner, when the competition is still focusing on the Now?
I will end by reminding and cautioning you that Windows 8 is, oh dear, quite a departure. But I think you’ll find that making a departure is indeed the necessary first step towards getting somewhere. And while Windows 8 might not be taking you where you asked to go, it’s definitely bringing you, and Microsoft, to the place where you need to be."
Should you upgrade to Windows 8? Can you handle computers behaving oddly? - Chicago Sun-Times
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