They have really cleaned up alot of things in the RC version. Even a problem that I was having with the ListView control during my app review with Microsoft, was fixed in the new version. I have the consumer preview and RC both as VMs on my Win7 machine. I even installed the RC on my youngest son's laptop and it works well for him too.
When Vista came out and was pre-installed on desktop purchases people would wipe their HDD and install they already licenced XP loosing nothing (sort of.. to all appearances atleast) and keeping familiarity.
However wiping a system that comes with Win 8 to put Win 7 on it you are giving up on metro entirely, with out trying it.
I am not saying people will like it or not. I am more saying I think people may just use it to not give up something they are unsure about.
If the store ends up with apps that work well even in the desktop setting you would not even know about it if you wiped it.
I think many will cling to Win7. But I also think many will just go with the flow of the microsoft river.
Enterprise is likely different. But I have said this before. Microsoft knows the enterprise will not upgrade already. Enterprise will be targeted with their new tablets as the enterprise has yet to buy into that.
Computers have been intelligent for a long time now. It just so happens that the program writers are about as effective as a room full of monkeys trying to crank out a copy of Hamlet.
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