This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Now I really only use windows at work and when my wife breaks something, but for those that were unaware you can upgrade to Windows 8 from any version for $39.00 with promotion they are running right now.
Paul Clapham wrote:Maybe I could upgrade my HP netbook (currently running Windows 7 Starter) to Windows 8 Pro?
Same here, Paul let us know your results if you are trying the upgrade.
Actually I'm not an early adopter so I'm not likely to try that. The machine is slow enough anyway and my experience with Microsoft (and really, software in general) is that newer versions tend to be more bloated than older versions.
My more likely course of action is to put the netbook on the shelf and get a new tablet computer instead.
Paul Clapham wrote:The machine is slow enough anyway and my experience with Microsoft (and really, software in general) is that newer versions tend to be more bloated than older versions.
That is the industry trend for sure, and M$ has been worse at it than most.
But the buzz is that there was a ton of effort into making Win 8 more responsive, less bloatware. The competition is no longer just older versions of Windows, you have to compete with iPads and the quad core Android systems.
it would be great if the move to ever more bloated systems would be halted for a release or two.