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Windows 8 seems to be a touchy subject these days... have you taken the plunge?

Windows Users: Have you upgraded to Windows 8?
  • Yes, I bought a new PC/Tablet with Windows 8 pre-loaded (122 votes)
  •  
    2%
  • Yes, I upgraded my existing machine(s) to Windows 8 (3,396 votes)
  •  
    45%
  • I haven't upgraded to Windows 8 yet, but I plan on doing so in the future (646 votes)
  •  
    9%
  • I currently have no plans to upgrade to Windows 8 whatsoever; I'm sticking with XP/Vista/Windows 7 (2,713 votes)
  •  
    36%
  • I'm still undecided on Windows 8, and haven't made any decisions on upgrading (665 votes)
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    9%

  • 7,542 total votes


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RE: Not until major changes
By Disorganise on 11/18/2012 5:44:30 AM , Rating: 2
These are all valid options for home use, and I'm looking forward to testing out your option 4 hack.

But for corporate land, adding some additional tool just to bring back expected functionality isn't going to happen. it opens another potential exploit avenue and probably lacks centralized management by gpo.

Then lets assume we can get passed the start menu concerns. Do you realise that all modern ui apps are different to their desktop counterparts? yes, that means the chromeless IE on the modern ui is a different exe to the desktop one. They will be patched separately and can even be upgraded independently. plug ins such as flash only work on the desktop version.
So now all our web based apps must be tested twice, or we find a way to block one version or the other from running.

it's a nightmare i know my company will avoid but simply sticking with 7.


RE: Not until major changes
By Guspaz on 11/22/2012 12:51:38 PM , Rating: 2
Corporations almost always deploy various third party tools to their machines, be they an antivirus, bug tracking software, reporting software, development software... Start8 has group policy support, so deploying it is no less feasible for enterprise than any other tool they deploy.


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