On tablets such as the Microsoft Surface, on the other hand, I'm willing to bet Windows 8 will shine. There is some beautiful new tablet hardware coming that will change how business users can interact with their portable devices. Windows 8 is well-positioned to take a lead in that space. On any hardware, too, there are some clear improvements.
Overall, Windows 8 deserves more credit than I, and a lot of reviewers and the blogosphere, have thus far given it. Don't disregard it.
Jonathan Hassell runs 82 Ventures, a consulting firm based out of Charlotte. He's also an editor with Apress Media LLC. Reach him via email and on Twitter. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline, on Facebook, and on Google +.
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