Have you used Windows 8? No, you haven't.
You MAY have used the developer preview, so what? This is developed so DEVELOPERS can use the DEVELOPER tools and API's of Windows 8 to see how to adjust the timeline of their applications.
Windows 8 is not about producing a tablet operating system, or a desktop operating system, but MERGING the two (as of now) VERY different worlds to give the user a similar/same experience in whatever device he/she happens to have handy.
Windows Applications (exe's) will still run on x86 and x64 systems and Win8/Web Apps will run on all systems x86/x64/ARM.
This is what consumers have wanted since the first smartphone, this is the way forward.
Therefore, Windows 8 will not flop, Windows 8 will be what Apple always wanted to be, One Ring to rule them all.
And you, sir, come 2013, shall be consuming your headwear....
(Oh and Re: "Can't release, Nothing more than Windows 7.1"...
It didn't stop the iPhone 4S outselling the iPhone 4 did it??)
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