Originally Posted by David M
It seems that Windows 8 is not a replacement for Windows 7 but an OS intended for small touchscreen devices only.
Perhaps the name was a bad idea and instead it should be called Windows Small Form Factor, Windows Touchscreen or something similar?
This will not be the first time that Microsoft did not see the forest through the trees.
It is a full blown desktop replacement.
It features a new Metro-style interface that is designed for touchscreen, mouse, keyboard, and pen inputs. They will have total integration with their phone like Apple does... day late and a dollar short.
It will add support for the ARM processor architecture in addition to the previously supported x86 microprocessors from Intel and AMD.
Its server counterpart is codenamed Windows Server 8.
The consumer preview is the most stable and efficient (smoothness and speed) that I have ever experienced with a Microsoft product. With that being said, it is like having a smart phone interface on your desktop and I am not into that at all. According to Developers and Microsoft, this is what people are asking for and everyone is going to get it whether they like it or not. If it were me (I pleaded my case), I would offer it is an install option.
Who would have ever thought that a phone OS would have such an influence on desktops.