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11 reasons why you want Windows 8

The time is fast approaching to make the decision of whether or not to jump on the Windows 8 bandwagon.  Its publicity, to say the least, is not making the operating system seem at all inviting. Well, I am here to put all the naysayers to rest. The future is here, and by God, I will ween you all off Windows XP if it is the last thing I do.

So strap in, because I am turning this post up to 11…  Here are 11 reasons that make Windows 8 a BUY.  Jim Cramer would be proud.

1. ISO and VHD Support

You know those pesky .iso files you had to burn to a disk or install a special program to read .iso’s before you could install them?  Well, they are pesky no more!  ISO and VHD are now natively supported by Windows 8.

For those of you unfamiliar with these files, they essentially make it much easier to install software. Normally, you would have to burn these files to a DVD, but Windows will now allow you to simply double-click on them for installation. You know, one less thing for Apple to potentially brag about in those awfully angelic commercials.  Well done, Microsoft.