The Pros and Cons of Windows 8

August 12th, 2012

Windows LogoThe linked article has an infographic listing the pros and cons of Windows 8, from primarily a corporate IT department point of view:


  • Common user experience across devices
  • Windows 8 will run from a USB drive
  • Easy to reset devices back to their original configuration
  • Better login security: gestures on a picture
  • 8-second boot time
  • 3G/4G support: automatically detects your SIM card and configures for it


  • No Start Menu
  • Significant retraining required
  • The corporate desktop seems to be an afterthought
  • PCs will require a hardware upgrade to touch screens in order to use the touch interface
  • Mobile devices can’t join a Windows network domain


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