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Windows 8 is likely to face slow adoption in the enterprise, says a new Computerworld report. This prediction was made despite Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) touting Windows 8 as radically different from earlier versions of the Windows operating system.

Indeed, during the news conference to launch Windows 8 in New York, Windows President Steven Sinofsky had been quoted as saying, "In creating Windows 8, we shunned the incremental." CEO Steve Ballmer last week asserted that demand for Windows 8 exceeds that of Windows 7.

Widespread corporate migration to Windows 8 isn't likely to happen soon though, according to Gartner. The analyst firm cited the widespread use of tablets and smartphones as primary tools for groups of enterprise workers as one reason.

In short, there is nothing particularly compelling about Windows 8, which seems to be the opinion of executives and IT professionals mentioned in the report, as well as those I know personally.

As it is, selective rollouts of Windows 8 devices are far more likely than an en masse upgrade. Yet, despite all the pessimism when it comes to upgrading existing PCs and laptops to Windows 8, there is certainly nothing bad about the new OS either–-it is even faster and more secure than Windows 7. As such, I do consider it a good OS to have on a new machine.

For those still on the fence about making a switch, feel free to check out my 8 reasons to upgrade to Windows 8.

For more:
- check out this article at Computerworld

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