Of course on a Windows 7 Forum why should people have any liking whatsoever for W8
I hope you were being ironic.
That is exactly what MS should be doing. They should leverage their dominance in the desktop arena, and their enormous asset - the 1.3bn user base they already have.
In a sense they are doing just that. But they are trying to do it by force and a process of attrition - just wearing down the resistance.
Very peculiar way to go about it.
I have been watching the wacky world of W8 unfold with a mixture of astonishment and hilarity.
They have thrown away the book. It is hard to think of a single thing they have done right.
They might still get away with it. They might be able to get what they want by force and stealth.
They can afford to patch and stitch things together afterwards.
They can forcefully leverage the user base - there is no competition in the desktop arena - those who need to buy some sort of laptop will have to buy something with w8 on it. ( The very few who can spend at least $1400 UK prices might be able get a macbook ). Everybody else gets windows. Period.That is estimated to be over 300m every 12mths.