Until Microsoft relents and realizes that too many people are unwilling to move forward - and returns to a traditional interface?
Or will this be your last PC, like the old man who decides he doesn't like modern cars, and stays with that last Buick he bought in the 50s until his dying day?
I mean... I see your concern, I don't think it is a bad strategy. You'll certainly see discounts on non-Windows 8 optimized systems... heck, it is already happening. But really, those are the two options for you and your wife... either this is a mistake and Microsoft returns to this dying paradigm of a traditional desktop interface - or eventually this last machine you buy is going to be 10, 15, 20 years old... and you'll be like the guy today who insists on using a Pentium 1 with Windows 3.11. If you're in the right place in your career, I guess that is doable.
I think you represent a very real attitude out there, and one that may have significant justification. I'm curious how big of an impact the segment of the market that reflects your approach will have on Windows 8 adoption. It could be insignificant, or it could be tremendous.
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