Microsoft recently offered Windows users to upgrade to the latest version of the operating system - Windows 8 Pro - for just $39.99. The offer is stunningly attractive as upgrading to a newer version of Windows usually costs in the range of $50 to $100.
But, experts are suggesting windows users to wait and watch before jumping to the new operating system to avail the promotional deal. Windows Vista users can tell you why it is not advisable to jump to a new operating system immediately after its release.
The new interface of the Windows Vista looked cool and attracted a great number of Windows users to upgrade, but soon after upgrading to the new software they learnt that they installed a nasty OS. Even after numerous patches, Windows Vista is still considered to be one of the worst operating systems ever produced by Microsoft.
Moreover, as Windows 8's main innovative feature is its Metro interface, which is designed with touchscreens in mind, but many will not be able to reap advantage of the new functionality.
Michael Silver, an analyst with Gartner, said, "Users that upgrade should ensure they have either a touchscreen or a touchpad or touch mouse that supports gestures in Windows 8."
Windows users who jump to the newest version immediately could later feel disappointed if their existing computers are not capable of reaping advantages of new touchscreen or touchpad functionalities.