SevenCubed - 3:56 am on Nov 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
I read an article about Windows 8 adoption a few days ago but didn't bookmark it, now wishing I did because I don't remember where it was.
The jist of it is that the author was saying he feels it is going to be by-passed by the corporate upgrade cycles and that they will probably wait for the next one.
He may be right if even power users like incrediBILL found it alien. I've only seen images of the desktop, that's all, but I have been hearing it's quite radical.
I know when I worked as a IMAC guy in a large environment of over 7000 desktop systems we always skipping an O/S upgrade cycle because we had so many medical devices that always had to be QA with the default template and it was soooooo much work to get the vendors to stay on top of mission critical updates to their software.
I'm guessing this version 8 would also be a pain to train internal users who have been familiar with the same general feeling for more than a decade.
In that article he also speculated that MSFT might put out a business version -- just his speculation he said -- because he couldn't see the current flavour being widely accepted in the corporate environment.
I'm planning on getting a new laptop in the next few months and I'm leaning toward buying an OEM version of Windows 7 Pro if it comes preloaded with version 8.