Although my first reaction to Win8 was negative, I have still stuck with it on my laptop to give it a fair chance to convince me that I was being a little too disappointed with the software.
Over the llast few months, I have managed to live with the Metro GUI but still would not be sad if it was completely left off the PC versions and also the missing start button which a lot of people think was a bad idea by Microsoft and I know some people have added it back by themselves through various private upgrades. I too have tweaked the laptop where Metro is only there for a few seonds on startup and the start button lives again on the desktop but looking at it, it seems I have moved closer to my current Windows 7 apart from IE10 which will be added to Win7 at some point on the rest of my machines.
It leaves me with the big question, why upgrade? I can understand Microsofts intention is to compete with Apple and Android in the tablet market which is where they have concentrated the main aspects of Win8 but the addition of trying to combine desktops and laptops has made the entire concept a bit hit and miss. Like I have said in previous posts, they should have started the OS as purley a mobile system and gradualy integrated into the desktop so people could accept the changes but a lot of the workers and friends I know have told me that this system will not be greeted with a great deal of enthusiasm if their company goes for the (upgrade?) no matter what version it is.
I am still convinced Win8 will be even less popular than Vista.
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