The following ran in Techrepublic today — my story on Win 8 and its apparent lack of attraction for most CTOs and tech pros I surveyed. You never know .
Fascinating, Spock would say. Wouldn’t he. We have a call into Microsoft.
Windows 8 in the Enterprise: Why IT pros say no
By Gina Smith
July 19, 2012, 8:55 AM PDT
Takeaway: Gina Smith surveyed enterprise tech pros about their intentions regarding Windows 8. The reaction was less than enthusiastic.
The move is on
But there is nothing usual about this. There appears to be a massive move to upgrade Windows XP based PCs in the enterprise – MS sold 70 million Windows 7 licenses in just the last quarter – and avoid the huge UI change involving tiles designed more for mobile devices than desktops.
Consider too that Microsoft announced it would stop supporting Windows XP, that stable and much beloved OS, come April 2014. And there are more options than ever in open systems … read my whole piece on today’s +Techrepublic
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