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Having been using Windows 8 for the past couple months, I wouldn't say I agree. Sure, it is a paradigm shift, just like Windows 95 was but it isn't horrible. Once you figure out that the start menu is now full-screen (the Metro desktop), things become a lot clearer. Personally, I hate going back to Windows 7 now (it took me a few weeks before I could say that). Search is amazing, the integration of touch is actually really helpful, and the metro app look and feel (full screen, no menus visible, etc.) actually works. There is a lot left to do to get it right, but it is a great attempt at a new way of looking at the PC/tablet/phone.
You cannot innovate if you aren't willing to leave the safety of the known behind. Iteration is not true innovation.
I tried it on a desktop without a touch screen - who the heck wants a touch screen, if you can't use a keyboard and mouse you should use a track-pad or track-ball. ...I use my phone to make phone calls - and I refused the touch screen version as you never know if you are going to call something expensive from your back pocket!
Windows 8 was a pain on a regular PC like most people have - I would detail the ways but it doesn't rate the effort, especially since so many others have covered them.
Windows 7 rocks!
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