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.