Talking about a Linux interface that you don't like, and in the same article slamming Win 8 is like comparing avocados to pears. They are both fruit and some pears have the same shape and color as an avocado but they are entirely different. This article is a lame attempt to group together a bunch of software renditions, not "technologies" that the author finds annoying or not as good as he hoped. Win 8 is stable, easy to use, fully tested and ready for prime time. If you don't like the tiles UI on a desktop, don't use it. It's easy enough to switch to the Win 7 UI. Also, the ease of upgrading from Win 7 to Win 8 is a first for Microsoft, i.e., upgrading to a new version without any glitches, incompatibilities or driver problems. As for office suites, Open Office is free and friendly with Word documents. There are plenty of other choices of Word friendly software and plenty of apps that convert or read doc files. I have been in business (law office) for more years than the author has lived. Windows is the OS leader whether Apple or Linux lovers like it or not. If Win 8 becomes a historical misstep for Microsoft, at least it shows an effort to link mobile devices and desktops and servers all into one OS. In an age when there is nothing really revolutionary to develop in the software world, evolutionary changes have to be done with some artistic flair that separates the products of one company from another. That's capitalism. Methinks the author doth protest too much.
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