The Win 8 Transition
Microsoft is making big promises about Windows 8. Anything that runs on Windows 7 will also run on the new operating system, so the transition should be easy, Microsoft says. And some slick new features such as touch-centric applications may make it worth the cost and effort of upgrading.
The OS will run across a wide range of hardware, including smartphones and tablets based on ARM processors, as well as Intel-based and AMD-based machines.