Windows 8 From Both Sides: Business vs. Gaming

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The Windows 8 operating system is steadily rising in France. According to the May 2013 Operating Systems Barometer by the online intelligence solution provider AT Internet, the country famous for Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel and many other influential fashion houses has recorded the highest visit share for Windows 8 during the fifth month of the year. This latest data puts France at the top of the list of European countries that utilize the Microsoft operating system. However, this improvement might be derailed because of a statement released by Air France CEO Jean-Christophe Lalanne.

Windows 8 From Both Sides: Business vs. Gaming

  • What Lalanne Thinks About Windows 8

During an interview with IT news and analysis site Computing at the 2013 Air Transport IT Summit in Brussels, Lalanne related that Windows 8 is nowhere near the brilliant features of iPads, citing the OS’s lack of applications. Obviously, Lalanne is strongly rooting for Steve Job’s company and Bill Gate’s creations do not make him any happier. He mentioned that the existing applications and programs that are currently running on Windows 7 could get a boost if they will be refurbished for Windows 8. He furthered that doing this should not be difficult at all since tablets have adaptable design modes while they could also be used and treated as the traditional desktop computers. The new platform wherein the screen transforms into a tablet surface could be very interesting and motivating for the users. If Lalanne was relating Windows 8 features to his business, then his concerns are valid because the Microsoft OS was not really developed and intended for some industrial applications. But from a gamer’s perspective who is into online games, this would not be the case.

  • The High of Windows 8

To be more straightforward, Lalannes perception of Windows 8 is one that comes from something of a one-track mind. Although Windows 8 remains to have some room for improvement, it is not totally horrible. This is when you look at it from the perspective of an online gaming enthusiast.

One of the top features of Windows 8 is the free to play (F2P0 World Series of Poker: Full House Pro, a game added to the OS at the start of the year. This title, which has some resemblance to the games offered at some of the online gaming sites, was installed in the Windows 8 to boost PC sales. WSOP: Full House Pro is one of the things that you will love the most from Windows 8. With this game, you have instant access to a high quality poker game – without the need for downloads. The game has many redeeming features. Among these are the F2P-jump in that lets you play with real people online, some even get to talk to players via VoIP, a daily stack of chips to let you challenge players at any level, and a variety of games (e.g. single-player mode, single-table games, and full-blown tournaments) that will definitely suit your style of play. It also comes with specialty games that include eight head-to-head Pro Takedowns, and an All-in Pro Takedown. Each mode also has ESPN announcers Lon McEachern and Norman Chad that make you feel like you are in an authentic WSOP game.

Maybe Lalanne should try playing Windows 8’s WSOP: Full House Pro to realize how different it is from iOS devices. WSOP is one of the top games on the Windows 8 platform. It is free, exciting, and as real as any other professional poker tournaments. But if you are not really into card games, there is a long list of other online games you could immensely enjoy on Windows 8.


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