Win7 is Microsoft’s best OS to date. It’s on a stable kernel (Vista was not), runs 64-bit natively (XP and Vista were unstable at 64-bit), is fast and easy to administer (Vista was neither), and it will likely be the go-to OS for people for the next 10 years much like XP was.
My biggest gripe with Win8 is that Microsoft has essentially hijacked the UEFI boot kernel in the name of “security.” Anyone trying to install an OS over Win8 is going to find themselves banging their head against a wall, as the UEFI boot system will need to be flashed with a non-Win8 kernel to load anything other than Win8. Way to go, Redmond!
Yeah because it is bundled with every system, not because people want it. I went through that with Vista RIP.