Is the time right for a Windows® 8 upgrade?
Design looks like something that Microsoft hasn’t done in a real long time, but design is not the major or only factor when someone wants to go for an upgrade isn’t it? What about the other specifications? For every man that likes the new look and the “features” of Window 8, there’s another man in this world failing to clearly understand what Windows 8 is all about.
Too many unanswered questions
First there was 32-bit and then there was 64-bit and now 86-bit. Yes, they are just numbers and the higher they go, the higher the price of the upgrade. That means your system can utilize data in 86-bit pieces, and that in turn means it can process more data and the system operates little faster, you just won’t and can’t notice though. Just because there’s something new in the market it doesn’t mean you should get it, right? (Pun intended, if any)
Then there’s the ARM confusion (I’m not talking about anyone’s arms here). WOA or Windows 8 on ARM will not have anything that’ll make it look old fashioned. The only application that runs on the traditional Windows Desktop of these WOA machines is Outlook 15. So this means, the WOA may look a little like Windows and may run Office like Windows but won’t let any other old applications run on it.
Touch-based operating systems
Windows 8 is basically built and developed for machines that are touch-based. This means, to enjoy the complete functionalities of this new operating system, your hardware needs an upgrade too! Aren’t there enough tablets in the market? You might be wondering if you really need to upgrade your desktop to a tablet, right? Upgrading your desktop, which is sturdy and stable, to a touch-based machine which is susceptible to more damage isn’t exactly a great idea if you ask me. Â Also, the actual question here to ask would be, if one doesn’t get any hardware upgrade, what are the advantages of Windows 8 over Windows 7?
Not many people are willing to spend money on something that’s stuck to a table these days. The world’s is getting smaller everyday and everything’s mobile. Why would you want to upgrade your desktop when you can get similar features through another device which you can carry around? In this age, is an upgrade really necessary when there are two other versions this operating system are still being used by a majority in this world? Is the upgrade really worth it?Â
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