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This is W8 CONSUMER so why are people knocking it for BUSINESSES

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    This is W8 CONSUMER so why are people knocking it for BUSINESSES


    Hi there

    The VERY name WINDOWS CONSUMER edition says it all -- it's NOT intended (at least in this version) to be used "Enterprise" wide -- or probably not even intended for the workplace at all.
    It's only recently that a FEW businesses have started rolling out W7 so they won't be changing again any time soon.


    So most of the NEGATIVE criticisms I've heard about W8 on the grounds that "Businesses won't use it" just don't fly with THIS version.

    There may well be an "Enterprise" version developed but it's not forseen just currently.

    Also what sort of I.T manager would you be regarded as if having just committed your organisation to a fairly costly and lengthy W7 upgrade --you go back to YOUR Boss a couple of months later and say "Please can we do the same thing all over again" -- I think not somehow.

    As users at home we can install software or even wipe the whole machine and re-install as many OS'es as we like but business does not work like that (apart from some very very small businesses which could almost be considered the same as Home users).

    For a CONSUMER I rather like this OS -- some Metro customisation I think (as do many others) will have to be available for this really to work.

    For a decently sized BUSINESS -- Forget it for the next few years -- and that has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the excellence or otherwise of W8.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    The server version is fully Metro'd up so I cant see any enterprise version being any different.
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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    The VERY name WINDOWS CONSUMER edition says it all -- it's NOT intended (at least in this version) to be used "Enterprise" wide -- or probably not even intended for the workplace at all.
    Don't be fooled by the name, this is Windows 8 Beta. If you're familiar with the differences between the various versions of Windows 7, you'll know that this version has all the functionally of Ultimate and Enterprise.

    There may well be an "Enterprise" version developed but it's not forseen just currently.
    Actually, there's pretty strong evidence to suggest they'll be the same versions of Windows 8 as seen with Windows 7, and possibly some we haven't seen since XP Media edition.

    Also what sort of I.T manager would you be regarded as if having just committed your organisation to a fairly costly and lengthy W7 upgrade --you go back to YOUR Boss a couple of months later and say "Please can we do the same thing all over again" -- I think not somehow.

    As users at home we can install software or even wipe the whole machine and re-install as many OS'es as we like but business does not work like that (apart from some very very small businesses which could almost be considered the same as Home users).

    For a CONSUMER I rather like this OS -- some Metro customisation I think (as do many others) will have to be available for this really to work.

    For a decently sized BUSINESS -- Forget it for the next few years -- and that has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the excellence or otherwise of W8.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    The conversation is of a general nature regarding the uptake, or not, of Windows 8. As Enterprise adoption has a significant effect on this, it's reasonable to include it in the discussions. Incidentally, Just because an Enterprise isn't about to deploy something instantly it's available, doesn't mean it's not already discussing short, mid and long term plans, all of which will have an impact, on how well Windows 8 does.
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    My bet is that Enterprise Edition has an easy way to disable metro, or at least bring back the older start menu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
    My bet is that Enterprise Edition has an easy way to disable metro, or at least bring back the older start menu.
    If it does, so will the Ultimate edition, as there's no feature difference between Ultimate and Enterprise.
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    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    GUI?


    In W7, the GUI is identical in all the main versions (Home, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate) except for the elements related to the missing features of the "inferior" versions.

    I haven't read/seen anything that indicates that MS is changing this policy.
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