Windows 8 is officially scheduled to launch on October 26th, 2012. The Computer Peeps are actively testing and evaluating Windows 8. Windows 8 brings a new look or ‘layer’ to the mix and that is the Windows Metro interface. New security features promise to make Windows 8 a more secure operating system.
With change also comes the potential for applications to break. We’ll be testing each of the major consignment programs on the market:
- Liberty4 Consignment
- Consignment Success/Ease
We’re excited to see new features such as the ability to perform a clean OS installation, while keeping a user’s personal files – without having to backup the files to an external drive. We saw the compatibility issues that came about with Windows Vista and UAC though and we’re evaluating the installation of each consignment program to see how they handle (or don’t) Windows 8.
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We’ll go into more details in subsequent posts, but thus far, we’re already seeing consignment applications fail to install on Windows 8.