Windows 8/8.1 fills the same nitch Vista once filled. The mistakes and user dislikes of Vista were corrected in Windows 7... and became a big hit with consumers. Windows 8, as most people pointed out, had too large a learning curve for a enterprise environment, plus the average home user didn't like it. It looks like Microsoft is going to do what it should have done in the beginning...have one system for your phones and tablets, and a slightly different version for desktop PC's. This can't be a bad thing.
Intel I7 960 @ 3.87ghz *Intel DX58SO *HIS HD6970 2gb *Corsair TX650M *2x4gb Corsair XMS3 *WD Black 1TB *Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit ***Asus N71Jq laptop *Intel I7 720QM Processor *Mobility Radeon HD5730 1gb *8gb Ram *Windows 7 64bit ** Toshiba P75-A7200 * Intel I7-4700MQ * Windows 8.1 64bit
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