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After holding back myself for 2 days since the official launch (26-Oct-2012), I decided to give Microsoft Windows 8 Pro a shot. My first impression – COOL! However, I am also pretty much at a loss. Our familiar “START” icon is gone for good, at least for this version. You may use the window key on your keyboard to toggle between screens. It is going to be quite a while before most people, or at least me, can adapt. Though we understand the purpose and intention of Microsoft to attempt to merge Windows 8 into both a desktop and tablet/mobile platform, it will take quite a bit of marketing to bring people on board this new operating system (OS). Proper change management must be in place, especially for corporate customers, to attract them to use this fanciful OS.
For customers who purchase a qualifying Windows 7 PC between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013, you are entitled to purchase the digital copy of Windows 8 Pro at S$17.99. The hardcopy or DVD disc will cost you an additional S$25. Terms and conditions apply.
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