Actually I can see why Xplorer might like W8 since evidently he uses a linux distro also.
Lately, I have fooled around with Ubuntu inside virtualbox.
First of all, I don’t know anything about linux distros other than what little I have toyed with Ubuntu.
Ubuntu has this “unity” deal going on where apps, folders, updates and everything else seems put in the same category.
Personally, I find the way it is organized…un-Windows-like…seems it too is geared more like…for a smart-phone user.
To me this is similar to W8 in that it is setup for touch screen “apps”.
Admittedly I am old school…so I don’t even like the term "app"
So I am looking for the term either “software” or “programs”.
More or less perhaps this is a clash of culture…a lot of us have for years used the Windows operating system so we know what to expect when working with a “98”,
“ME”, “XP”, “Vista” or W7.
For sure if one uses one of these systems, he can quickly learn his way around on the others and he is not impeded by much of a change in the way they work.
One thing I noticed about Ubuntu is that after it initializes it immediately wants to connect to internet…there again I suppose that will be ok with most users but I like to have absolute control over how the OS operates.
Yeah I am sure if I study hard and long enough, I could write some scripts to make it stop doing that too but I don’t want an OS where I have to spend hours without end trying to figure out how to undo what the creator did to start with.
Back to the main point, I can see where Linux users and smart phone users and even most women…would be ok with and like W8…because it is dumbed down from previous Windows OSs.