Most comments seem to assume that users cannot re-learn and change their habits. As if they didn't have personal computing devices at home which tend to be a lot more modern than at their workplace. The wider this gap becomes, the more frustrated the users, who prefer to bring in their own, up-to-date hardware. Be it pads or smart phones. Give them the latest keeps them happier in my experience and shows that you care.
Win 8 runs beautifully with any old and existing hardware and software and if you do not want to click on a title in Metro to launch an application, you might just learn to type a few letters (there is no need for finding a search box).
I am 81, and it took me some reading and less than an hour to learn my way around this new piece of gear. As so many times before in over 30 years in the computing business. You actually have to play with the stuff before you diss it. I am ashamed of you youngsters - get with it!
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