Why Windows 8? When you’re on a good thing, stick to it!

So Windows 8 is about to be unveiled by Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO. No doubt it will be an exciting event. There will undeniably be a frenzy of speculation about its final content and actual release date. When the dust settles we will be encouraged to buy it.

As an oldie, I get a bit fed up with the constant need to update and change computer hardware and software.

Will it ever end? Given the continuous search for improvement and innovation, I doubt it will.

You can be assured the young and upward mobiles will grasp the opportunity to purchase Windows 8 while the sceptics and the satisfied users of Windows XP and the Windows 7 will persist with their older operating systems.

I believe in the old adage – “If it ain’t broke why fix it!”

From what I’ve read about Windows 8, it will enhance navigation, have wonderful new themes, introduce 3-D, as well as have lots of new bells and whistles.

I for one have never had any complaint about the current offerings of Windows 7 given what a disaster Windows Vista was. While I was satisfied with Windows XP, I greatly appreciated the improvements and new features which Windows 7 offered.

So, I will sit back and wait for all the hype to dissipate. Then I will consider what my options are, and wonder whether my existing equipment and software can cope with the new OS. And then of course there is the budget. How much will the new OS cost?

Only Time will tell!

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4 Responses to Why Windows 8? When you’re on a good thing, stick to it!

  1. Anonymous September 13, 2011 at 3:07 am #

    Typical old man’s mentality. Technology is constantly moving forward (as a result Windows XP came to be albeit a decade ago) so deal with it. 
    Don’t want to upgrade your old shit? Simply don’t!
    For the rest of us, Windows 8 is an exciting new OS to look forward to,

  2. Dustin Harper September 13, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    I’m curious: why was Vista such a disaster? Sure, it wasn’t as refined as Windows 7, but it was still a damn fine operating system. Most of Windows 7 features that people love were introduced in Vista.

    While I agree that the whole “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it” saying, Windows XP is becoming broken. It has become less secure, less compatible with newer software (built for Vista/7 only – mainly games), as well as not being sold anymore and losing it’s support in a couple more years.

    I loved my old DOS/Win 3.11 machine and it is still fun to play with in DOSBox, but times change and technology changes. I can guarantee even the simplest program that runs great in Windows 7 wouldn’t run at all with 3.11, or possibly even Windows 98. 

  3. R W September 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    I’m 66 and I love new stuff.  It’s not about age it’s about being born with a brain from the wrong century.   Exactly this same attitude has been present since I did my first OS upgrade in 1970.  Yes, I meant 19 Seventy.   Why change?  It makes my head hurt.   Well it isn’t all about you.   It’s a choice, don’t want to do it don’t.  

  4. Kevin Preston October 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    For myself Windows 8 has already impressed me but removing common sense features like the Folder Sizes and Position and changing to Metro UI and a God awful ribbon is a pain.

    It’s turning into an operating system designed by engineers and not dor the people.
    Linux continues to get better but is still in my mind 10 years off but they don’t go into extremes that irritate people and in all seriousness, windows is better in many ways and more supported but I would switch to Linux in a heartbeat if they fix some miner issues and It had great games because in reality it’s free and does everything windows does except play Windows Games.

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