@Neon Samurai. your comments " The issue is being forced to use the
Windows 8 touch interface on Desktop
devices which may or may not include"
First I'd like to ask you have you ever used windows 8 on a desktop? I'm very certain you have not. I have.
i had the windows 8 version after the consumer Preview installed, on an Hp pavillion dv 6000 entertainment pc series, which came pre installed with Vista and has a major Heating issue. i installed windows 8, and the freaking over heating stopped.
the touch UI is very very easy to navigate with a mouse and keyboard. i had no problem with it, niether did my wife who who knows nothing about computers as a matter of fact, windows 8 was the first computer she actively started using.
because of how easily she was able to interact with the operating system, i intend buying her a Nokia lumnia 920.
if you tell me you have no problem using windows 7 but find windows 8 difficult, then you're not being sincere. if you tell me that you hate the fact that there's no start button, well truth is, your start button has been moved to your desktop.
in my opinion, windows 8 is the best windows UI i have seen from Microsoft yet.
remember the days of windows 95? when Windows Xp came along, it got exactly the same hate, dislike and contempt thrown at it, several years past and it became one of the most popular OS by Microsoft.
be open minded about windows 8, and yes it requires a little learning curve but once it sinks in, and you are hooked
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