Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Windows 8 - Join the Debate!

This week, Ed Bott and Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols are locked in battle to decide whether Windows 8 is moving in the right direction, building on the huge success of Windows 7, or "headed toward another Vista-sized fiasco". You have until Thursday 22nd September to cast your votes here. Who will you side with? 

Whatever your opinion on Windows 8, application compatibility remains a key concern. Microsoft maintains that the operating system will be backward compatible, indicating that Windows 7 ready applications are unlikely to encounter severe problems, however changes are inevitable in any product evolution. Moreover, if organisations are still stuck on XP, the substantial jump is likely to result in a complicated migration project.

Windows 8 - Application Compatibility: A Preview, a ChangeBASE Technology Briefing, offers a concise introduction to the types of compatibility issues that may be encountered, and the potential impact of Windows 8. It's essential reading for those considering reaching this platform in the future.

What are your thoughts on Windows 8?

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