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Windows 8: 8 Big Benefits For SMBs

Windows 8 adoption carries some possible trouble and many potential benefits for small and midsize businesses. Use these factors to decide if it's worth the risk.
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When it comes to hardware, Windows-based SMBs -- which means most of them -- have had some pretty plain vanilla choices when it comes to form factors. Would you like that in a desktop or laptop? OK, it's not that straightforward -- there was such a thing as Windows Phone before now, and there are ultrabooks that run Windows 7. (And remember netbooks?) But that's kind of what it has felt like if you're a Windows guy or gal. Windows 8 ushers in a lot more choice -- or at least it will once the various OEMs start pumping up production. Ultrabooks, tablets and convertibles join the old-school laptops and desktops -- though even those graybeards can now be had in touch. SMBs will be able to better match an employee's hardware to the employee's actual job functions.

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zman58
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zman58,
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11/24/2012 | 5:58:36 PM
re: Windows 8: 8 Big Benefits For SMBs
Article is nothing more than yet another W8 sales pitch.
W8 Kinks to work out? Yea.
W8 Take the plunge? ---yea, into boiling oil.

Stop playing around wasting time and money and getting nothing but silly restrictions in return. You want benefits? Simply skip the entire Win 8 mess and move straight up to Desktop Linux. You will learn more, do more, and pay far less. Linux will help make your business healthy and your users happy--very happy.
Best of all, with Linux you actually get a choice of the desktop UI you want to use--there are several available based on your specific needs and desires. Pick Gnome 3, Unity, or a choose a simple light-weight LXDE desktop. Incredibly secure, powerful, easy to use, and free from restrictions on use or distribution to other systems--as many as you want and also the same for servers!

So BYOD, a Linux computer! Only then will you have THE power.
BrazenDog
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BrazenDog,
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11/20/2012 | 11:46:06 AM
re: Windows 8: 8 Big Benefits For SMBs
I went to purchase a new lap top last night. There's not a chance in hell I'd buy a computer loaded with Windows 8. It is the biggest cluster &^%$ Microsoft has produced to date.
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Fill,
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11/20/2012 | 3:42:00 AM
re: Windows 8: 8 Big Benefits For SMBs
Me no want. I don't want Tiles, I want Windows! What was MS thinking?
Leo Regulus
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Leo Regulus,
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11/19/2012 | 8:53:07 PM
re: Windows 8: 8 Big Benefits For SMBs
Unfortunate choice of article format. I cannot use it. That also means that I don't get to see and on/click on your ads or sponsors. Please reconsider your options.
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