I'll admit it. I'm kind of an Apple supporter in nearly every aspect of my life -- I own a Macbook Pro, I've considered numerous friends and family to give up their Windows PCs and come on over to the Mac platform, and of course we have iPhones and Apple TV in our household. Apple should really be setting me a cut of their cheque every week for being so gosh darn loyal.
I will also admit that from time to time I get caught up in my love affair with Apple, and neglect to touch on how the rest of the world lives in my blog posts. So today, this Fresh Look Fridays post is dedicated to those teachers living in a Windows world.
Windows 8 is just around the corner, and if you're in one of those annoyingly progressive school divisions whom love to jump on the latest software the day it's released, odds are, you're going to be working with Windows 8 sometime next school year. Might as well get a bit of a heads up on what to expect!
And so I give you my Fresh Look Fridays site for today: Windows 8 Preview.
I highly recommend checking this out if there's the slightest chance you, or your employer, are considering a switch to Windows 8 in the next 12 months. (The official release date sounds like it's going to be mid-October for Canada, so you do have a few months to wrap your head around the changes).
I will admit, if you watch the video, it does look pretty slick (and strangely reminiscient of some Apple stuff, no? lol). At any rate, looks like big changes are coming down the pipe, so you might as well embrace it.
Take a look through the rest of the site to find out some more in-depth descriptions of the features, learn about how to install after the release date and follow the Windows 8 blog to keep up-to-date on all the tweaks and shifts happening leading up to the final release date. If you're a super duper tech geek keener enthusiast, you can even jump on the update bandwagon early, and download a Windows 8 Preview version, or even take a crack at a preview version of Internet Explorer 10.
Interestingly enough, once it IS released, you won't be finding this version of Windows on store shelves. No more novel-sized boxes enclosing useless CDs for this software company. Read more about the unboxing here.
Don't think that that little tidbit is that big of a deal? Your online counterparts would disagree - "Windows 8 Gets Unboxed" was trending on Twitter in Canada for most of the evening of July 13th. Obviously, many twits found this to be a big deal. Of course, "Today is National French Fry Day" was trending at the same time, so you decide how important said trend was, lol.
Have a great weekend!