Windows 8 is a big deal. We haven�t heard this much hype out of Microsoft since
they came out with the Zune.
But while it may point the way forward for the future of Windows, there are plenty
of reasons to wait and see how this plays out before making the switch. Here are
the Top 5 Reasons NOT to upgrade to Windows 8.
Starting at #5: the Windows 8 app store. There�s just not a lot of exciting software
here yet. Cut the Rope is Fun, but what kind of world are we living in when the
Mac store has more software than Windows?
At #4: You don�t have a touch screen. Now, you absolutely don�t need a touch
screen to use Windows 8, but Microsoft did a lot of work to make the interface
touch screen-friendly. If you really want to experience the future of Windows, that
future includes a touch screen.
Coming in at #3: Windows 7. Windows 7 is a great, stable OS and like every
version of Windows, Microsoft guarantees 10 years of support. Think about it,
they�re still supporting Windows XP! And when support runs out in 2020,
assuming we haven�t been killed off by an asteroid, you can make the jump to
Alright, #2: the learning curve. You�ve spent your whole life thinking of Windows
as a virtual desktop, and now it�s like an abstract painting. You may grow to love
it, but it�s going to take some work on your part to find your way around. You�ll
also have to say things, �charms bar�. Seriously.
Now, before we get to #1, let�s talk about the #1 reason why you should upgrade
to Windows 8: the price. The upgrade is just $40. Microsoft really, really wants
you to try Windows 8. The whole company is riding on this, and if it works, you
may never see an upgrade price this good again.
That said, the #1 reason why shouldn�t upgrade to Windows 8: because waiting
will only help. This time next year, Windows 8 will have less bugs, more software,
and cooler hardware options for tablets, laptops and all-in-one desktops. The
best Windows 8 computer probably hasn�t been invented yet, so just cool your
Alright, there you have it, 5 reasons why you shouldn�t upgrade to Windows 8, at
least, not yet. To read our full Windows 8 review and check out all the latest
Windows 8 computers, head over to CNET.com. And if you liked this Top 5, pay
a visit to Top5.CNET.com for more just like it.
I�m Donald Bell, thanks for watching.