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Windows 8: The official review

At a Glance

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  • Windows 8 Professional
    $70.00

    Windows 8 isn't for everyone. If you're mostly a desktop PC user comfortable with Windows 7, upgrading to Windows 8 is probably not worthwhile. If you're a mobile user who needs easy access to the...

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At a Glance

Windows 8 isn't for everyone. If you're mostly a desktop PC user comfortable with Windows 7, upgrading to Windows 8 is probably not worthwhile. If you're a mobile user who needs easy access to the complete Microsoft ecosystem, including SkyDrive, Windows 8 is definitely a good fit. If your needs lie somewhere between those two extremes, give Windows 8 a close look; the cost is low, but you'll need to learn your way around the new Start screen and make sure that your existing software runs well in the new OS.

Price when rated: $140
Lowest price: $70.00 via Software Supply Source

Pros

  • New, improved file system
  • Easier recovery from system problems
  • Better integration with the cloud

Cons

  • The missing Start menu will drive some people nuts
  • Overly aggressive when it comes to selling apps and content
  • Some aspects of the OS are unnecessarily confusing
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