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!