As pointed out, a promised cheap upgrade to 8 for those who bought machines with 7 counted in the figures.
Of course they also get the Fisher Price start menu for their trouble. Ugh.
My week or so of experience with a new Windows 8 machine taught me that this operating system is 85% devoted to playtime IMHO. Just like the brain of your typical under-30 Obama voter. I’m sure the business community will just LOVE having to pay for Windows 8.
In it’s defense it seems far more stable than Windows Vista, but what isn’t?
Aptly described. Downhill from there, in some Lenovo and HP models coming out, Windows updates are getting stuck during install, due to some weird incompatibility with AV or maybe the audio drivers, causing the pc to fail to restart (or complete configuring of updates). Various other bugs are being reported, which we folks not endowed with IT do not know (or care to learn) how to overcome. An even bigger hassle is possible when you actually use Windows 8 at WORK. Some people don't have extra time to spare, figuring out how to navigate in a new environment.
But if you're into games, Windows 8 is just loaded with games.
“Of course they also get the Fisher Price start menu for their trouble. “