- Windows Live. Windows Live promised to be very powerful and influential when it was first launched. Once Google established Gmail and then the growth of social media sites like Facebook, Live has really taken a back seat for Windows and just about everyone else. A full revamp of Windows Live can only be expected. Windows Live is what will take Windows 8 to the internet and beyond. The only other option for Microsoft is to dump and replace it.
- Phone to Tablet to Desktop. It seems hard to believe now, especially because we are so used to having to learn how to use a smartphone and learn separately how to make the most out of our desktop, and then figure out our own ways to transfer information between those devices, but with the Windows 8 upgrade, expect them all to be exactly the same.
What does all this mean for us users? We have seen a gradual falling behind by Windows and Microsoft in the last few years despite the fact most of us use Windows. Other companies like Google, Apple, and other providers, have been providing better and smoother operating systems, and much better online products and services. It is timely that Windows has brought about this change, and the sooner it is launched the better. Many people have not made the change to other operating systems just because they are so used to what they have, even though, in most cases, it has been an inferior product. Windows 8 will be the first time we see the identical operating system on our smartphones, tablets, desktops and everything else. This will be a welcome change for everyone, and will be a new standard in computing. Services to support more online productivity should be released as soon as possible to show Microsoft still can deliver cutting edge technology and products to support the operating system.
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