Even if you're happy with Windows XP or Windows 7, these five reasons might be enough to make you want to upgrade to Windows 8.
To hear Dell and HP tell it, the slump in PC sales can be blamed in part on Windows 8, which won't do much to improve the situation until sometime next year.
Windows To Go allows enterprise users to deploy a bootable Windows 8 environment onto a USB flash drive. It's not a trimmed-down version of Windows, but a full-blown copy of Windows 8 including all the features you need. It is sealed off from the physical machine and can be protected using BitLocker.
The company hopes the enhancements will prompt more users to back up their files.
Users four times less likely to try Windows 8 than they did its predecessor in '09.
Now in Beta 1, Better Explorer shows excellent file management abilities with more stability.
Microsoft wants its customers to know two things: that Windows 8 is ready for the enterprise and that it has products and services for creating flexible hybrid cloud environments -- a cloud OS.
It's a tricky balancing act for the company as the commercial availability of Windows 8 approaches.
Microsoft also announced details of a program to offer Windows 8 at a discount to consumers who buy Windows 7 PCs.
The new operating system makes the process faster and less disruptive to the operation of the computer.