Actually there are lots of PC's right now for sale with Windows 7. Most custom built PCs and even some off the shelf. Most gaming machines and performance boxes are still offering 7.
Now, I've been using 8 since it came out, but strictly in desktop mode, with the help of classic shell. So, I had forgotten just how much I despise tifkam. I made the mistake of clicking a song before I installed foobar.... what a freakin mistake.
Unless 8.1 allows for the total desktop experience with absolutely no tikfam, it is doomed to failure, and rightly so. Metro is the worst turd to ever grace a desktop, with absolutely no redeeming features.... [/vent]
7 will lead the way for a long long time , not so much with people like us "Tech fans" but in the office environment for sure , where production is paramount.
Saying 7 is competition for 8 is a moot point , since MSFT will still hold market share.
@ Rickkins i know that feeling
They have made what was a reasonably sensible statement from Gartner sound like an April Fools joke by adding a couple of words like all instead of most. And then later "advises everyone to switch to Windows 8.1 beta as soon as possible" instead of "If you are engaged in early planning phases of Windows 8 projects, pilot on Windows 8 if it makes sense, but switch to Windows 8.1 beta as soon as possible. Plan to use Windows 8.1 for production deployments."
I guess I won't know until I get it. I think I'll stick with 8 though, I understand it. Now that I've got it into my head that the Metro side stands almost completely alone from the Desktop.
I saw a Chromebook yesterday, I was solidly unimpressed.