Timing for Windows 8
Understand that I'm not necessarily down on Windows 8. I'm sure that Windows
8 will be a very interesting operating system when it gets here:
- My concern with Windows 8 is all about timing.
Basically, people are looking at Windows 8 - and it's much too soon to be
doing so. Windows 8 will not be released officially until October of this year –
at the earliest. Everything that you hear about Windows 8 today is nothing
If it ain't broke, don't fix it
Yes, Microsoft has announced a fairly low upgrade price, which is cool when
it gets here. But it's not something I think that people even need to be
considering for several more months. Even then, my general feeling is that if
something isn't broke, don't fix it:
There is no requirement that you upgrade to Windows 8.
We don't know what the requirements will be in terms of hardware.
Or what feature sets it will offer or discontinue from Windows 7.
My recommendation – and it's a very strong recommendation – is that you
simply stop worrying about Windows 8 until it actually gets here; and even then
Upgrading to Windows 8
- There's no reason to hurry to upgrade to Windows 8 when it finally does get
In fact, if your machine is working and working well for you, there may not
be a reason to upgrade to Windows 8 for many, many years.
Everything that is going on right now with respect to Windows 8 is, in my
opinion, premature and completely speculative.
- I would wait until October, and even then, I'd probably wait some