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Windows 8 upgrade: Safe and secure
Windows 8 marks a significant step forward in the security stakes. There have been numerous developments to the way the operating system fends off attacks from the outside world, with a new and improved version of the ever-popular Internet Explorer winning accolades for its own security modifications, such as keeping malicious downloads at bay.
Behind the scenes, Windows 8 also does much more to fend off problems before they start, with the secure boot feature that ensures only a locked-down bona fide version of the OS can run on your computer. Meanwhile, at the front end of the operation there are stringent rules and regulations as to which apps make it into the Windows Store, plus Windows Defender and firewall protection too.
Why do Windows insist on updating to a new operating system every year?
Yes they are all more up-to-date than the previuos version, but the drivers take a year to update for the printer, antivirus, etc with compatability issues. .. what a waste of time & money for me, the user, I'm sticking with Vista Basic
What are your thoughts on that?
Windows Pro 8 upgrade offer = $39.99 and expires today 31/01/13 ... the $14.99 offer is only applicable for a purchase of Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013, and this interest needs to be registered before February 28, 2013. Why can't MSN provide appropriate information, relevant currency or reliable links to stated 'offer?
I bought it at the promotional price but won't install it unitl I am sure that all my existing programs will work with it -in about a year's time.
Agree with the 'if its not broke....' mentality and upgrading to Win 8 you will find some apps don't work and drivers not available. As an example, upgraded my Dad pc and now his Road Angel radar detector cant be updated :(
Saying that, during the upgrade process the system tells you of incompatibility issues.
I have Win 7 and Win 8 next to each other all day doing different things and sometimes go to touch the screen on Win 7 or look for the Start Button on Win 8. In time, most of us get used to new things.
Its not for everyone but I love it so don't knock it till you try it. If you are connected on Social Networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook etc. it really nicely brings lots of info together into one feed. I also have a Win Phone 8 and that's perfect. I also have an iPod and iPad and the integration on them is nowhere near as good.
Apparently its faster than a Win 7 and for older devices you should see an improvement but I cant testify to that. It was certainly faster on my newer Acer.