Microsoft doesn't care what we think
Microsoft has proven that it will dictate to the user what they think the user needs and not what the user asks for. They will add more bells and shiny whistles than you can count and call it near perfect...until the first bugs, security breeches and subsequent hotfixes start coming out. Then it's on to Windows 9 and so forth and so on. Been there and done that since DOS 5 and Windows 3.0. Sure there is a need for tablets and tablet OSes for some workers, but try viewing a CAD drawing on an 8-inch tablet that's scaled to print on a wide format printer 3' W x 6' L - good luck with that! Think Microsoft cares? Heck no. They care that Apple is creative and they react to it - over and over and over again. Same old song-and-dance. And the consumer, whether business or home user, is stuck in the middle of a mindless war for more of the computer pie. That said, businesses that need desktops will work around the problem by whatever means is available aka Linux or in-house IT that can make Windows work the way they want need it to. And the poor consumers will babel and repeat what the media says about Windows 8 and how cool it looks. It won't do anything that's really cool, but it sure will look cool - in all it's monochromatic glory.
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