By Bill Pytlovany
The Real Impact of Windows 8
This week Windows 8 passed a major milestone and the final version was made available to many of those responsible for its future. Most everything you’ll read will be debating the radical new interface formerly called “metro”. The real impact of Windows 8 is so much larger. The difference for consumers goes way beyond flat tiles, a missing Start button or a touch screen interface.
Most of my readers know I never was a fan of the 64 bit version of Windows. As I wrote last year, “64-bit Windows is Here, Like it or Not”, continues to be true. As a developer, the changes created quite a learning curve and many hours of programming, testing and customer support.
When first released many users stayed away from 64-bit Windows because it didn’t support some of their old programs or devices. If you purchase a new desktop or laptop today it’s unlikely you’ll even have a choice. Well, the change to 64-bit Windows is nothing compared to what’s coming with Windows 8.
This post is excerpted with Bill’s permission from his blog
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