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YMOM100
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1/24/2012 | 11:55:58 PM
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They also claimed that many PCs were Vista ready...when they were clearly not!
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11/30/2011 | 1:22:58 AM
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No plans here. With exclusively desktop deployments that can care less about touch the Metro UI is a big obstacle. And after switching it off there is nothing left that makes introducing W8 reasonable, especially not in regards to cost.
For mobile devices there may be some interesting aspects to it, for desktops W8 is a failure straight out of the box.
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11/29/2011 | 7:27:00 PM
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I've got 100+ users' and am likely to upgrade quickly. I've already got W8 and W8 Server in test both on hardware and VMs, and am astonished by how few problems i've encountered even in pre-beta form. Suspect biggest holdups for MS may be in areas of documentation, development tools, training materials and certification exams, rather than the actual ARM implementation - depends on how code was written in the first place.
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11/29/2011 | 7:25:36 PM
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The issue for me is that many of our XP workstations are not being upgraded because they 1) need to maintain compatibility with legacy programs, and 2) are older hardware that would not easily run 7 without hardware upgrades.

So, this news *is* great in that it offers a way to not have to orphan all of our older equipment on XP. But...it still leaves the looming issue of compatibility. And, the hardware I'm using isn't even remotely capable of running XP Mode or the like, so that's not an option either.

Suffice it to say that I'll be doing my fair share of testing on the various stages of the Windows 8 release candidate. :)
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11/24/2011 | 8:46:30 PM
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Readers: how many of you have plans to upgrade to Windows 8 when it's available? Will you do so immediately, or will you wait?
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