Is this really so surprising? Most people usually only upgrade if they have to, by needing either a new computer or wanting something out of the new operating system. Of course, many times over people just get forced to upgrade the OS when they buy new. Because most people simply don't want the inside interface changed every time they buy new.
I don't understand the sudden big popularity of tablets. All a touchpad is, but a huge cell phone without a phone, and a laptop with no real features. In Windows 8, it almost looks like the tablets are a virus coming into Windows 8 features.
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