I don't see the problem with W8 , I run it on my phone and tablet . I find it fast and easy to use . I think that once support for XP ceases in April , things will change . We wont all suddenly get chromebooks or have the cash to buy overpriced Apple hardware so it will be W8 . With the addition of a free shell , the only thing people will notice is how much quicker it is.
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