Five Reasons why Windows 8 will be dead on arrival
Feb 07, 2012, 11:06 (12 Talkback[s])
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"Before jumping into why I think far most PC users will still be
running Windows 7 in 2016 than Windows 8, let me explain that while
I prefer Linux as my desktop operating system, I don?t see Windows
8 charge into a brick wall as being a pro-Linux or anti-Microsoft
"In fact, as desktop operating systems go, I rather like Windows
7. Yes, really. Besides, it?s not like Windows 8?s forthcoming
failure will help desktop Linux. Looking back, when Vista flopped,
in the long run it actually hurt desktop Linux. That?s because
Vista?s failure, combined with the threat of netbooks, caused
Microsoft to revive Windows XP. If Windows 8 goes down the same
path, I?m sure Microsoft will extend Windows 7?s lifespan.
"So, why is Windows 8 destined to be a non-starter?