Microsoft Windows 8: A Kiss or A Kill ?

How Much It Costs You?

  • Windows 8 Pro, one of the four editions of Microsoft’s PC operating system, cost around $199.99, reports The Verge.
  • Additionally, the Windows 8 upgrade from Windows 7 will cost $69.99.
  • Windows 8 Pro will be the top-of-the-line version of the operating system for consumers. (There’s also an Enterprise edition for businesses.) It has the same hardware requirements as Windows 7, so you won’t have a problem making the upgrade.
  • These are promotional prices that will expire on 31st of January 2013. After that, the upgrade will be $99, but the full price of Windows 8 Pro is still a mystery.

Apps You Will Love To Install:

  1. Netflix: Your favorite movies and television shows are all here and ready to be streamed to your device when you have a Netflix subscription. Pick up the Windows 8-ready app!
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  2. Minesweeper: Minesweeper’s back and it’s been (slightly) updated. It still maintains that same old-school feel you love … if you’re the type of person who’d enjoying playing a decades-old game on cutting edge technology.
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  3. Comixology: Stay up to date with Batman and Superman’s latest happenings with Comixology, which features an extensive in-app comic book store.
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  4. Kindle: The best e-book reader app is readily available for your reading pleasure. Take advantage of Amazon’s extensive collection of free and cheap e-books.
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  5. Cut The Rope: It was already a huge success on the iTunes App Store, but now Cut The Rope is on Windows 8. Help the candy get through a series of obstacles to land in the creature’s mouth.
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  6. TED Talks: Browse hundreds of videos of people at the top of their fields giving engaging presentations on technology and design. It’s a cool look at where the human race is heading.
    ted-talks_ankit_mathur_blog_on_windows_8_sources_business_insider
  7. WeatherBug: The weather matters, and WeatherBug steps up to the plate to make sure you know what to expect and whether or not you need to bring an umbrella with you.
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  8. Wikipedia: Who wouldn’t want access to the sum of human knowledge? This app lays Wikipedia pages out more like an old-school encyclopedia than a website.
    wikipedia_ankit_mathur_blog_on_windows_8_sources_business_insider

Reasons. Why Companies May Prefer To Remain Away From Microsoft Windows 8?

  1. Windows 8 would require every PC user to be retrained.
  2. Windows 8 doesn’t have a lot of great new features for the enterprise.
  3. Windows 8 can’t natively run older Windows apps
  4. Very few enterprise software programs have been rewritten to run as Windows 8 apps
  5. Windows 8 is REALLY awkward on older PCs
  6. Many companies have only recently upgraded to Windows 7
  7. Corporations will want to wait for bug fixes
  8. New technologies allow them to run virtual, cloud-based Windows machines

SOURCES: Business Insider

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