If you’re stuck in Windows XP or Windows 98 and need a reason to move on, then welcome to the world of Windows 8 Pro. What makes Windows 8 Pro awesome is it’s user interface. Getting the right OS for your needs is what matters the most. If you don’t get the industry standard versions, chances are, you won’t be able to run most state of the art apps. Windows 8 Pro offers a vast array of features, ranging from quicker boot times to a smoother UI experience for most Windows users. If you want to get your feet wet, you can download Windows 7 and upgrade to Windows 8.1 from there. It’s free, or depending on Microsoft’s upgrade policies and the time of the year, there may be a small cost.
Here are four reasons to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for new users.
Faster Boot Times
Windows 8 Pro outperforms Windows 7 in almost every aspect, especially in boot up times. It starts twice as fast and it passed all the benchmark tests at blazing fast speeds. When compared with other OS, it outperforms even Apple’s latest OS in terms of benchmark testing and overall boot up performance.
A Whole World Of Apps
Windows 8 Pro features a rich and immersive app store, kind of like Apple’s app store, which offers a wide plethora of apps for most users. You can download any number of apps and you shouldn’t have any problem updating them. Uninstalling apps is also a breeze and there’s no complicated registry alteration processes involved.
Integration of Skydrive
Syncing files becomes a lot easier in Windows 8 Pro with the addition of Skydrive integration in the OS. You can sync your files in the Skydrive folder in your laptop. Or, you can access them from your phone through the Skydrive app or through any device that supports Skydrive integration. This makes it a lot easier to back up data and share files. Additionally, Skydrive also saves the PC system settings and the overall environment. Next time you use a new PC, you can implement those PC environment settings onto your new system.
Touch Screen Friendly
From the navigation to the sidebar snapping, Windows 8 Pro is very touchscreen friendly. It’s designed to be used with various finger gestures. It’s adaptable to tablets and even touchscreen desktops can run Windows 8 Pro on them too. The best part is that you can keep open multiple tabs and navigate easily with motion gestures similar to that of the iPad. Keyboard and mouse can be used and the ability to switch between the touchscreen interface and the manual navigation is a bonus.