is he wishing windows 7 was windows 8, I want to know what windows 8 is gonna be like but will just have to wait and see. click here this will give you info about windows 8 and if windows 7 wasnt a success(had same effect as vista did) they would of brought it out in january this year.
I have seen a couple of second hand computers for sale recently on Gumtree with Windows 8 Xtreme installed on them. If you google it you will see that it is not an official Microsoft product but basically Windows 7 with a few tweaks. Could this be what he has installed ?
There is currently a developer preview version of Windows8 available, but it should be stressed that it's not really suitable for the average home user. It's primarily intended as a help for software developers who might be designing Windows8 application versions.
There is likely to be a public beta download available in January/February of next year.