Unlike people in IT departments of large organizations, I work with small (sometimes tiny) businesses and individuals with home-office needs. No doubt some will feel they have to upgrade because Microsoft is selling something new, or because they want the cool touchscreens, etc. The more savvy ones know there are bound to be problems, service packs, incompatibilities to deal with and they'd rather wait for others to do the involuntary beta testing. Some of the less savvy will wait because there's no economic reason to switch.
I've spent decades avoiding Windows use myself (longtime Mac-head) but got a netbook last summer with Windows 7 Starter preloaded and was pleased to see it works far better than any of the previous iterations. Now I'm using it daily, with a variety of non-standard programs. It's only crashed once, which is good for a low-RAM toy that gets things installed, tested and uninstalled most weeks. Since I couldn't live without it,. I'm not planning to switch to 8; time enough for that when (if) it becomes unavoidable for some business reason. Otherwise, when 7 becomes unusable for security reasons, I'll be in Linux full-time. But we've got several years ahead in which to make up our minds about 8, so there's really no rush.
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