But then, nothing of what you just describe requires Windows and Microsoft... and, in the past few years many people learned, primarily by being exposed to mobile devices running someone else's OS, that the OS does not really matter. What matters is if the computer you use does the job and serves your needs: not you serving the computer's needs.
So, if you have to change your computing environment, by having to use new OS (such as Windows 8), or just having to replace your computer with something new, chances are, you will end up with something other than Windows.
There is life besides Microsoft and Windows.
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