The beta version of Windows 8, Microsoft's next-generation operating system, is due out sometime in January or February, and there's a ton of speculation about whether it will be a worthwhile upgrade for desktop users, or if it will focus more heavily on tablets.
At our sister site Datamation, Serdar Yegulalp weighs in on the rumors and offers his take on what Windows 8 needs to be in order satisfy its main constituency.
With all the noise and excitement about Windows 8 being the next big tablet OS, I hope Microsoft isn't going to give all their desktop users short shrift.
Windows 8: what a paradox. On the one hand, it's a new version of Windows with some genuinely useful under-the-hood functionality: a built-in VM layer; more efficient memory usage; fast-restore technology. All this stuff is great. On the other hand: Metro, the Windows user interface designed for tablets.
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