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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Plunging into Windows 8

My very old laptop which I've upgraded over and over and over finally started to give up.  I decided to take the plunge and get a new HP Envy laptop running Windows 8.  I had already played around with Windows 8 in a VM, so this isn't entirely new territory for me, but it's always a little nerve-racking when you jump in and start running your business on new technology.  Still, initial impressions are positive.  I'm still learning my way around, but I really like the tiles already and I think I'll like them better after I learn more about customizing them.  I don't have thoughts yet about performance, but after the next seven days or so, I should get a pretty good idea of how it stacks up against Windows 7.  Of course, it's not an entirely fair comparison, since the Windows 7 computer is pretty old with only a dual-core processor and four gigs of RAM.  I'm still installing applications, but getting close to being finished with the initial setup.  What a pain!  It's about a three day process.  I'll let you know how things go, especially in the area of performance, after a few more days.

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