Now that the latest version of Windows is out, businesses are asking, Windows 8 - is it too early? There are new features in Windows 8 and some of the old features have been removed, so is it a good idea to change your operation over to the latest version?
Windows 8 - Is it Too Early? Chesnet PC Computer Repair Weighs In. In general, Windows has been getting better with each release. However, new releases tend to be buggy for at least the first 6 months after they are released. If you switch over now, you will be a potential guinea pig who will be offering Microsoft free testing as you encounter bugs and problems.
When it comes to critical business functions, Chesnet PC Computer Repair recommends waiting at least 6 months after release before adopting Windows 8. Your best bet would be to wait until spring or summer of 2013 and evaluate your needs again.
What Could Happen If You Switch Too Early? Maybe your system will work flawlessly with Windows 8, but it is highly unlikely that you will have no problems at all. Chesnet PC Computer Repair sees a number of risks to your business if you are an early adopter, including:
Windows 8 - Is It Too Early? Learning From The Past There is precedent for migrating your systems to a new version of Windows too early. Vista was one of Microsoft's worst operating releases when it comes to incompatibility and general crashes and bugs with the operating system. Many people chose to stay with or revert to the previous version (Windows XP) rather than take the plunge.
If you have any questions about Windows 8 and about whether it might be right for you, call 717-207-8123. Chesnet PC Computer Repair is ready to assist you with any repair, networking, or installation service you require.
Carlin Chesnet SR.
Prior to starting Chesnet Solutions Carlin spent 10 years as a Senior IT Project Manager and CIO for the US Army. During that time he became adept at diagnosing intricate computer and networking problems and lead an elite group of IT architects in some of the US Army's most challenging projects.
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