An Inside Look At Windows 8 From the People Who Use It

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 10-05-2012
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Windows 8 will likely be on the top of your mind in the coming months. The operating system, which is slated to hit store shelves on October 26, will come with a host of improvements that should appeal to CIOs and their employees. However, as with any new technology product, CIOs will need to analyze it on controlled systems to determine if it’s right for the office. In most cases, Windows holds up quite well. But as Windows Vista proved, that’s not always the case. So what's new in Windows 8 and what do people who have hands-on experience actually think about it? ForumsWindows8, a forum that provides help and support for the new operating system, has published a survey it conducted of folks in its community that have used Windows 8. The study sheds some light on what might be working well right now, and what needs improvement. It might also help you decide if Windows 8 is even worth considering for your office.

Windows Defender, which will play a central role in the security of your Windows 8 installations, was well-liked among 24 percent of those surveyed, according to ForumsWindows8.

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Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.
 
 
 

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