Your brief paragraphs don't do each topic justice. Like the Metro mess. Windows 8 is a perfect example of why good tech companies are small and quick. Win8 is a typical product made by a group and shows that corp group think. A phone is not a tablet and a tablet is not a PC or laptop. What do these boneheads do no doubt at the prodding of the bean counters? They make one GUI for all devices and as typical of one of these abortions it doesn't work well on any of them.
What Microsoft is doing rather than being the "go to" guys for a computer operating system is to try and jump on the pay to play content market. A parade that has past and one they probably won't catch up to any time soon. The "store" is a joke and most of the UI has been twisted to satisfy the lowest common denominator.
While I am still forced to use Microsoft products; I have moved to Linux and carry a copy of Win 7 on a USB when I am forced to deal with the Microsoft walking dead.
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