Saving Windows 8

Most IT professionals have either seen a demo of Windows 8 or have taken a few minutes to download a copy and test drive it. The reviews have been somewhat mixed, with most being favorable to the new UI and usually expressing confusion over the somewhat distracting method for running legacy Windows applications.


After the software development lifecycle, programs experience certain evolutionary transitions. There is the moment of genesis when the initial application demonstrates capabilities in a proof of concept, but that is ultimately superceded by a succession of modifications that eventually jeopardizes the maintainability of that code.