Any major software update brings along with it a wave of excitement, but PC users might be in for a not-so-exciting update. IDC has provided their clients with reports and ZDNet has dissected some of the predictions. IDC says that many of Windows users will not feel the urge to upgrade to Windows 8 when it arrives. Windows 8 server software clients are likely to be very skeptical about the update as well. Many manufacturers should receive Windows 8 sometime next year around August, in time for their new model manufacturing. The reason for concern is the use of the Metro interface, which seems suitable only for tablets. Microsoft’s emphasis on the UI seems pretty high and the use of such an interface on a PC might seem out of place.

Expect to see more of Windows 8 in September at the BUILD conference

Metro – not so interesting for mainstream PC users

Microsoft has promised some changes to the way Windows works for PC users as well. We’ll only know when the first beta arrives sometime in early 2012. IDC says that many of Microsoft’s enterprise customers have finished updating to Windows 7 and the thought of making another move may not please them. Windows 8 is looking more and more like a tablet operating system that’s designed to take on iOS and Android. How much it manages to please PC customers is yet to be seen. We’ll only know when the first beta arrives.

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