RE: I’d like to see if/how those numbers are changing before calling Win 8 a success. Otherwise, it’s sorta like voting republican these days because there’s no place else to go.
Well, shouldn’t the same argument apply to LINUX too?
Works for me.
I have no real theory to argue for beyond "people make the easiest/simplest choice whenever possible" but confess to not liking Win 8 or being forced to make a change, even if/especially if it's for my own good.
Whether Microsoft discontinues support or their old machine dies, sooner or later the average consumer will see no other choice than to go to their favorite retailer and buy a functioning machine with a warranty, preloaded with the latest and greatest OS.
Once the old Win 7 machines were gone, sales for Win 8 goes up a bit more. The only other somewhat easy choice for a quick switch is buy or build a Win 7 machine.
That was my solution. I tried but didn't like Win 8 and haven't tried Win 8.1. My own personal reasons for my Win h8 might now be moot with the new and improved 8.1, but I don't know.
I only went as far as Win 7 from XP and will wait here for the next one.