thanks for the replies
Oh and by the way, saying a great majority of folks think MS didn't deliver. I find that's true because a great majority of people are the same when it comes to that old thing called human nature. I have been on Facebook for over 2 years and I cannot believe the whinging and crying that happens every time they change something. You'd think they just took paint and painted over their great Aunt Martha's tin-type. Moaning and going on and it's enough to make me want off it until it settles down. So the great majority of people are just that way. They don't like change and having to learn or re-learn. But that's what keeps the brain alive and young. So the argument that "the great society" does not like it doesn't impress me. That's just human nature speaking.
I think the problem of updating windows to a new version is that we have to go through a whole new learning curve. I liked XP but when I updated to 7 I found it hard to get use to and now I have got 8 that needs time to get use to. I think that the installation of Classic Theme would cure most peoples negative thoughts on windows 8.
I think we have exchanged all the arguments that are possible. At the end, everybody has to decide for himself/herself whether to use Windows 8 or not.
I have been using Windows 8 for a year now and find it interesting as a study object. But for my production systems I prefer Windows 7. And that is not because I don't want to learn Windows 8. I think I know as much about it as the next guy and I made a whole series of tutorials on it.
Windows 8 just does not feel right and I don't want to be taken hostage by M$. That's why I now installed Linux Mint Mate as an alternative OS. That is a very slick system and may well be my next OS when Windows 7 has come to EOL.
There is a lot of traffic going down our residential street.
When they have completed work on the road fairly nearby - that trafiic will go down there. It is a slightly more direct route and much faster for the traffic.
It is also a relief to the residents.
That is a change - a big change. It will be met with delight.
Your idea that people complain at change is completely false.
Facebook for over 2 years and I cannot believe the whinging and crying that happens every time they change something
Hve you considered that might be because the changes are intended to benefit Fbook - not the customers. I have no idea what they are - I don't really use FBook.
Could be any number of things - pushing more ads at the users - making things less private, etc.
I think you will find people may not like that.