02 Aug '12, 10am

Why should I upgrade to Windows 8?

Last night I finally got round to installing Windows 8 Release Preview on a spare Sony VAIO laptop. It was running super slow on Windows Vista so I thought it was a good candidate for an upgrade. I downloaded the 64-bit version (to make use of the 4GB RAM) and it installed without a hitch. After installing, it occurred to me that Windows 8 and Windows 7 were very similar save the Metro interface. Metro was designed for a to be touch interface so it does little for my laptop experience. My work laptop runs Windows 7 and it does a fantastic job. This got me thinking, why do I need Windows 8? The only two reasons I can think of getting Windows 8 is if you happen to buy a new computer with Windows 8 pre-installed or you're upgrading from a XP or Vista system and you may as well get the latest version. I can appreciate Microsoft's strategy for the tablet, but I seriously many u...

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