Average/end users already have an alternative to the desktop experience. It's called a tablet. I love Windows 7 and I have not purchased a tablet because I have no real reason to right now. The only reason I would ever purchase a tablet is for mobility. If I were to ever purchase a tablet I would probably purchase a Google Nexus 10. Microsoft isn't filling any deep needs with their Windows 8 tablets. It's simply another option on the table. The needs of desktop users far outweigh the needs of tablet users.
Microsoft could have simply released a Windows 8 tablet alone and made everybody happy. Tablet users are already happy, desktop users are already happy with Windows 7. Treating traditional desktop users and tablet users as though they are the same people was Microsoft's fatal mistake. It will be the final nail in their coffin.
Microsoft made a huge ****ng mistake by thrusting this Windows 8 tablet OS down traditional desktop users throats. Had they released two different versions of Windows 8, one for tablets and one for desktops, it would have been so much smarter of them, at least from the UI perspective. It would have been so much more successful than it's ever going to be in it's current state.
Now, you have a ton of businesses and home users playing the wait-and-see game. Waiting to see what Windows 9 will become. I won't touch Windows 8 with a 10-foot pole. I fear that Windows 7 was my last Windows operating system upgrade. I'll know in 3 years.
This comment was edited on Nov 18, 2012, 01:56.
Just because you aren't afraid of something doesn't it mean it can't hurt you...