Some would argue that Windows 8 is nothing more than a service pack with a metro touch interface bolted on. So, is Windows 8 worth upgrading? I’ll let you be the judge. Here is a list of updates in the new version, some good, some bad, and some we aren’t sure about yet.
|Features (Click a red linked feature for more details)||Good||Unsure||Bad|
|Native USB 3.0 Support|
|Arm Processor Support|
|Windows Store Integration|
|1024×768 minimum resolution for metro apps|
|New Metro touch interface|
|Native Multi-monitor taskbar and wallpaper support|
|Improved Boot Speed | Hibernate Resume Speed|
|Windows Live login integration and pin password|
|Ribbon interface included in Explorer|
|The “Up” button is back|
|Right-click to mount VHD, IMG, and ISO files|
|New Task Manager with more features|
|Easy Restore = No more reformatting|
|Windows To Go | Programs and Files on a USB stick|
|Internet Explorer 10|
|Universal Spell Checker|
|Screenshots Automatically Saved to My Pictures|
|Intuitive Copy/Paste interface|
|Windows Storage Spaces|
Keep in mind this only covers the consumer preview. We still have many months before Microsoft releases a final version so there are plenty of more changes still coming.
What do you think? Are there any we missed, or are there any that you don’t like?