A really great article on CIO.com by Shane O’Neill.

He talks about some of the challenges facing Windows 8 adoption by both the enterprise and the general public.

A quote:

I still feel strongly that Windows 8 will be a hard sell on PCs and, to a lesser extent, tablets. On the PC side, Windows 8 does not offer a persuasive case to upgrade from the well-liked Windows 7, other than upgrading by default when you replace aging PCs. Metro-based Windows 8 is designed for the multi-touch capability of a tablet and does not add much value to the laptop/desktop experience.

Windows 8 should be a more compelling option on tablets. But there are still roadblocks, mainly iPad ubiquity and an over-reliance on the unproven Metro user interface. The Metro look and feel has been spread all over Windows Phones, and Windows Phones have made very little progress.

I agree with a lot of the points in the post with one major exception.

I think that it’s a little early to be pre-judging what Windows 8 will look and feel like when finished.

A whole lot can change from one OS to another (remember Vista?).

This is the main reason that I am going to scrutinize the Windows 8 Beta or Windows 8 Consumer Preview so seriously.

The truth is, if that feels like a loser, the odds will be strong that the RTM’d product will feel the same way as well. Of course the reverse will also be true.

It’s a good article and you can read it here…

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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