Yes a windows 8 version might be at the horizon, yet the program itself is aimed at the industry and it functions are also written with the industry in mind, Windows 8 is NOT being used within the industry as Windows 8 is a massive, epic costly fail and from what i have noticed within the industry is that companies would LOVE to hold on to XP or Windows 7 in this case as there is nothing but problems windows 8 can offer them.
Also the alleged surveillance and other big brother type of functions within Windows 8 will stop companies using it.
Hence why its rumored that windows 9 is being made which is to some a upgraded windows 8 but then with the functionality windows xp and 7 did have so that MS can tackle the HUGE loss they are taking with Windows 8.
And while i want to satisfy my own costumers i really do not see my program be a + to windows 8, specially because windows 8 is basically a brain death OS.
In terms of options and such Windows 7 is far more capable. As i said it remain to be seen what i will do.
Another issue is that While windows 8 is suppose to be so much more advanced then windows 7 it is very weak in terms of real security.
Sure from a home perspective it has way more to offer then Windows 7, but for a company Windows 8 is just a liability.
I could give you the example of last week, last week at clients company we installed 10 client PC's with Windows 8 and we did have a MS server taking care of them, in Admin mode.
Well boy o boy it was bad...
Usually the company network blocks around 10/100 targeted malware attacks and on average over 20000 rule based attacks every so odd couple of hours. As the company has a massive world wide network and is on a triple A hitlist by cyber criminals (If a cyber criminal is going to hack a company for technological and personal gain then our client is certainly on the list to be attacked.
According to the Security within the OS itself everything was suppose to be squeaky clean, but after close up investigation it turns out Windows 8 was being ripped to pieces from the inside out.
I tell you what i have not yet come across a OS that is so well rounded for home use (granted!) yet on the same time i did not come across a OS yet that has such a weak internal security as windows 8 from a industrial perspective.
Also the amount of traffic generated by Windows 8 is 6 times as much then all other previous versions, and if you block that traffic or try to turn it off then Windows 8 crashes.
So where is this traffic going? Make a educated guess!!!!
Needless to say the company demanded that we stop the test and remove Windows 8 from the test computers.
I quote: "I do not want Windows 8 CD within 100 meters from any PC because its so malicious that it even would manage to infect the system with MS fail while not even being installed."
And to me personally this comes from the CEO of one of our massive clients, they have 15 times more computers and servers worldwide running then MS itself. (Not going to say names) period)
Me and my team have proven that Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 SP1 have both more standoff and far better security (when hardened and tweaked) then windows 8 as it is a 100% fail at that point there is absolutly nothing windows 8 has to offer for any company with more then 1 computer!!!!. And totally hyped in many ways. But then again if you talk to sources within the MS company then this is painfully clear, as there are more possible bugs within windows 8 and more unforeseen problems then on, XP, VISTA and Windows 7 combined.
So go figure.
In regards to the hotfix i am making , it is ready, i just did not find the time yet to compile it into the new version.
I might do that today.... So stay tuned for a update.
Hmm, can you elaborate on why this is so? I only know that Windows 8 is very integrated with the cloud, but if you disable all the options in privacy settings it should be fine? And the TPM controversy of course, but is there anything else?
I would really love to see you make a Windows 8 version