03 October, 2012

Windows 8 - what's the driver for adoption

Last week, I read two articles about Windows 8, one article from Cambridge Network said:
Unless you are looking to take advantage of Windows 8 for some specific feature, we suggest that you wait until Windows 8 SP1 before looking at Windows 8 seriously. If you are switching from Windows XP and Office 2007, then your learning curve will be very steep. Windows 7 and Office 2010 users will have less of a learning curve.

The other, from the Register, takes a different perspective:
the software giant has apparently elected to take a much riskier, and gutsier, approach: turn Windows 8 into a serious gaming platform.
Not exactly compelling to the business user (and to a lesser extent the consumer), is it?