I need it. I like the consolidation of capabilities into one UI, the slickness, speed, and efficiency of the hardware is a HUGE plus for me. I'm sorry, but I don't into, literally, of having multiple devices that one can achieve perfectly well. I don't have be weird and use my four inch phone to browse different apps that I can do just as well and better with a PC and a large screen. Some don't like that, that's OK, because Windows 8 can still do everything Windows 7 can do just fine.
I for one, will be making a huge effort to update people's laptops to Windows 8 mostly due to improved battery life and speed. The Start Screen can be learned and navigation can be learned. I'll be installing HP's Learn Windows 8 app on said installs as well...
I don't do much side computer work for people. After using them all day, I want to get away from them at home...so people in my circles have to upgrade if they wish on their own.
[/QUOTE]Too bad I could not enjoy your video. This is what I get: (GEMA is the organisation that collects license fees for any music)[/QUOTE]
That's weird. I copied the URL from YouTube and pasted it using the forum "insert video" option. We do this all the time in the "What are you listening to" thread.
Anyway, it's "You can't always get what you want" by The Rolling Stones from the Sticky Fingers album.
GEMA outlawed (in Germany) a 70-year-old song video I uploaded a long time ago. They can be strict about this stuff.
This is why I say that W8 won't be the savior to PC sales that OEMs have hoped for, if anything it will extend the life of current PCs. New PC sales will be mostly on the tablet or hybrids or those that want touch screens for their desktops.
I don't "need it" but I like it. I'm looking forward to discovering some interesting/useful "Metro" apps. Meanwhile the Desktop covers everything I need to be productive. There are several good ways to reconstitute the Start button but I'm not sure that is really necessary. However, I am going to hedge my bet and install Windows 8 in a dual boot configuration with all my data/files/email/etc available from either operating system.
Copyright infringement is a touchy subject no doubt, but I should think the Stones don't care. They're rolling in dough. Anyway, thanks again. I learned something today.