Liggy posted the real problem, of course, new machines will have Windows 8 pre installed. Again, no choice, unless a copy of 7 is bought and installed with it. One of my wife's laptops with Vista came with a "downgrade" (sic) disc to XP if required, I can't see a choice of Windows 7 being provided now. That makes the Power8 solution all the more important. for desktops and those of us that don't want, cant use or dislike Metro
Well done again Guys for the effort of coding a stand alone solution.
This whole thing with M$ could be very annoying if you let it! I could be wrong, but I can see another ME/Vista saga happening here. One OS for all? perhaps, but I can't really see it working that well over all of the platforms. There's also OS6, OSX, (Apple could do well out of this) Android and a few others to contend with.
Please feel free to put me right on anything I may have misunderstood.