[QUOTE=xorsists;2651235]People will come over to the new metro even with their desk top pc's in time it really is a easy operating system and very stable and takes about ten gigs less space on my SSD.
I am pleased with the new windows 8 pro it is user friendly especially for those that are already used to the phones and tablets.
I certainly think that MS has a very good chance at making this OS a hit even with those that hate the metro as long as they keep their retail version @ about 70.00 time will tell if it is the next Vista which I liked also, as the OS'S update so doesn't my PC hardware and I love to build them just my .02 cents worth.:D[/QUOTE
IMO, Microsoft will continue to alienate consumers - just like they did with Windows Vista and Windows 7. The idea of pressing something to unveil a list of programs et al. is something they've had since Windows 95. Metro isn't necessarily reworking on top of something that currently exists, just like how 98 hadn't improved much over 95, and XP over 2000, I predict Metro will entirely redesign how we approach the PC.
That sort of innovation doesn't necessarily mean it's good though. Because of the START >> ALL PROGRAMS (etc) has been used for nearly two decades, people know and understand how it works.
Metro will bomb because we've only JUST got comfortable with Windows 7. I for example bought Windows 7 less than two months ago, so why in the hell would I consider migrating to Windows 8 when it is released next year? It's an OS designed for tablets and touchscreen PCs - Not for the bogstandard computer and laptop.