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Jonesin' for Win 8

Redmond columnist Don Jones has been spending some time with Windows 8, and the technically astute scribe believes you just won't want to try it -- you'll be excited to migrate.

Don has four key reasons Win 8 will jump off the shelves: First, it is an easy upgrade, as Jones expects broad compatibility with Win 7.  Second, Win 8 is relatively lean and mean. In fact it "will use just over half of the RAM Win7 uses to start up, which is a fundamental performance gain. That means users will be able to use more of their computers' memory for their applications," Don argues.

For IT, rebuilding problematic machines is way easier that it is today thanks to what Microsoft calls "reset and refresh."

Maybe, more important of all, many of us are bored with our machines and with the economy such a bummer a "shiny, new OS" may be just what the doctor ordered.

Posted by Doug Barney on 01/09/2012 at 1:19 PM


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