In Pictures: 9 things enterprise IT will like about Windows 8

Microsoft has simplified its versioning system, which was much too complex. Instead of up to nine different options with Windows 7, Windows 8 comes in Home, Professional and Enterprise.

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Faster boot times

On our Lenovo T520 tablets -- on the same hardware -- Windows 8 boots in 16 seconds to usability in a fresh installation vs. Windows 7 (with updates) at 27 seconds. We could detect no real disk speed changes, but the UI is fast and has a “snappy” feel when we changed screens, or popped back to the Windows 8 UI with the Windows key on the Lenovos.

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