The advent of Windows 8 is imminent. But not only software is involved since Microsoft is making a big push into tablets. Here is some more of what people are saying about all this:
- Windows 8 tablets are coming
Microsoft is desperate to break into the huge tablet market currently owned by Apple’s iPad. How do I know that? The company totally changed its flagship OS solely to crack into that market, even at the risk of upsetting a lot of people. There is no doubt that the objective for Microsoft was to break into the tablet market with Windows 8.
That is why, even though I personally am excited about Windows tablets, I am having a hard time figuring out exactly who is a good fit for them. I often get asked to recommend devices to folks, and for the life of me I am having a really difficult time determining who should get a Windows 8 tablet recommendation—James Kendrick at ZDNet
- Even Windows 8 early adopters prefer Windows 7 by two to one
A survey finds that even hard-core Windows 8 fans prefer Windows 7 by a two to one margin—Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols at ZDNet.
- Could Restoring The Windows 8 Start Button Fix Everything?
ReadWriteWeb looks at some utilities that bring back the good old Start menu to Windows 8 and says it is a big improvement
- Why Microsoft hasn’t made a good enough case for Surface RT
Normally, my gadget addiction compels me to buy new devices as soon as they’re available. So why didn’t I pre-order Microsoft’s Surface with Windows RT tablet? One key reason is that Microsoft hasn’t explained why I should—Kevin C. Tofel at GigaOm
- Windows 8: 4 Smart Security Improvements
InformationWeek looks at new security improvements in Windows 8
- Windows 8, Metro, And Mobile Apps
On the eve of Windows 8’s launch, it’s clear to me that many people still don’t really understand what’s happening here… remember that Windows 8 is a huge transition specifically because Microsoft is moving Windows away from the desktop and toward a more mobile future—At his blog, Paul Thurrott explains that Windows 8 is a whole new operating system
- Windows 8 buying guide
Advice from Dan Ackerman at CNET on making the right decisions about Windows 8 and Windows RT.
- Salesforce.com’s Benioff: Windows 8 Is the End of the Road
Windows 8 will be the catalyst for a major shift in the enterprise, but not necessarily in a way Microsoft would like, according to Salesforce.com’s leader. Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of Salesforce.com reiterated his notion that the Windows era is over and said Windows 8 will be the key turning point for decision making on whether to go forward with the Microsoft operating system—eWeek
- Windows, Staple of Most PCs, Gets a Major Makeover
At the New York Times, Nick Wingfield describes reactions pro and con to the new Windows 8