|Windows 8 allows for seamless integration of all things mobile, but the typical office worker will find it jarring.|
Windows 8 means big changes for big businesses. By far the most humongous is that Windows 8 does away with the traditional desktop environment of, say, Windows 7, XP or even Apple's various operating systems. Instead, word processing, spreadsheets, mail, maps -- or whatever -- are accessed through graphical shapes called tiles. Click in a tile labeled "messages" and off you go to your instant messaging or email, depending on how you set it up. Think how your cellphone or tablet PC works. That's Windows 8.