Many people that use home based computers are shocked when I tell them that Windows 8 is just around the corner; then, to really put it into perspective, I even have people ask me, “Is there a Windows 7?”. I often have to pinch myself back into reality and realize that people really do not care about Windows versions; they just want a computer that is super easy to use, gets them on the internet, Facebook, Twitter, and blah, blah, blah…
Then to top it off, I am reading “do not buy a computer this year”, Windows 8 is just around the corner. Then furthermore, Microsoft is playing catch up with the tablet PC world by offering Windows 8 as an operating system that will be geared to run on anything from a tablet PC to a desktop PC. By the time they do catch up, the iPad will be several version models ahead.
Also, so far the Windows 8 desktop looks like the tiled user interface that is similar to the Windows 7 phone. I always did say that PC’s would get simpler and the end user would click on pretty graphics (or tiled images) to launch their apps. I really do think we are in the midst of a transition from desktop PC models to the more portable tablet models. Again, goes back to what I said before, people just want a computer that is super easy to use, gets them to the internet, Facebook, Twitter, and blah, blah, blah… Microsoft and all the big players out there know this!
Windows 8 is really just around the corner… How do I know? It is called competition and the competition has turned it up a notch; PLUS, all you have to do is Google Windows 8 and you will see results like below (for your reading enjoyment):