So it sounds like more and more buzz is being released about the up-and-coming release by Microsoft. Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 both seem to be fairly popular these days and for good reason. The developers at Microsoft seem to have decided to take a different approach to their OS, mainly copying both their competition as well as their Mobile phone version of Windows 7. The “Metro” screen that everyone seems to be talking about seems to be one of those features they don’t want you to turn off. When Microsoft decides to make a decision like this it makes you start to wonder who really calls the shots up there.
I have got my hands on a beta version of the OS, wasn’t too impressed by the workstation or server version myself. Of course they have probably done some improvements since then but the question remains, will it be better than Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2? Only time will tell, once they release the RTM (Release to manufacturing) I’d be curious to see who starts to pick up the product first. There are many businesses out there still running Wndows XP and Server 2003, might be hard for them to convince the money holders to cough up a wad of dough so they can have the latest and greatest.