Schools on the Lookout for Windows 8

Windows 8 is the newest operating system on the verge of launch by Microsoft for use on personal computers. It is intended to be an integral part of the Windows NT family of operating system. Windows 7 finally gets a follow-up operating system. The Metro design language will be used in this operating system. Windows 8 will soon be available in all Windows stores. It will be available in four distinct editions, namely, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise, and Windows RT. It is also endowed with many new features that will help every user.


It is widely observed that most schools are postponing the decision on purchasing tablets for their students. They are waiting to grab hold of the Windows 8 operating system. This is based on the findings of the British Education Suppliers Association. Quite obviously, this bodes well for the Windows 8 operating system.

A survey held recently by BESA made it clear that 6% of all “pupil-facing” computers are likely to be Windows tablets towards the end of this fall. This figure is expected to reach 22% by the end of 2015.

Do note that BESA warns that many schools view Windows 8 tablets with caution. 85% of schools are concerned about the management as well as the security of these devices. 71% are worried about the whole process of installing these apps after they are purchased.

What schools are really concerned about is how much they will be required to invest, should the Windows software get lost while they purchase Android tablets or iPads. The main reason why schools hold back is owing to the fact that Windows 8 drivers provide you with a unified platform on slates, not to mention, desktops.

BESA has just come up with the finding that most primary schools are in wait for the government to support the adoption of tablets. This is in spite of the fact that schools have been granted autonomy to make their own ICT buying decisions sometime back in 2010.

That brings us to the end of this discussion on Windows 8 drivers. Feel free to contact the Windows 8 support center if you need more help. Also, visit the corresponding website if the information in this article does not suffice.

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