Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Windows 8 To upgrade or not?

My most recent dealings with Windows 8 revolve mostly around helping new users migrate and downgrading to Windows 7.
Mostly these users were older users resistant to any change and they found the mobile style Metro interface difficult to use. Younger users liked the new interface especially those that already had smartphones.

However I personally have been very impressed with the speed of the operating system and its smoothness.
I haven't yet got around to rolling it out on the corporate networks I manage yet.

One of my clients has already installed touch screens throughout their offices so Windows 8 might be a nice addition to their set-up.
There might be some issues as all the machines have double touch-screens on them.

I am thinking seriously about doing it, and if I do I hope to make use of Microsoft's Upgrade offer for Windows 7 users.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/upgrade-offer This offer closes by Feb 28th 2013 so if you got a Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 you are eligible for this upgrade for £14.99.