So, if I get this right, 80% of the US Americans have at least 25MB/s download.
No. 80% of Americans HAVE ACCCESS TO 25 Mb download. As in they have the option to subscribe to. They may not be able to afford it, or they may choose not to subscribe, or they may be choosing to subscribe to a lower tier.
I won't assume anything about Italian and Spanish, but would love to hear if it's also a big PITA to write in those languages.
Spanish and Italian suck because of low information density. To many letters/syllables to make your point. http://www.ddl.ish-lyon.cnrs.f... (Table 1 on Page 40).
You can't buy Windows 7 retail anymore.
That is simply not true. You can buy notebooks with Win 7 pro installed from Dell. You can buy individual Windows 7 home/pro from Newegg and Amazon. There are plenty of places to get Windows 7 if that's what you want. Sure, if you walk into Best Buy and say "give me a 'puter" then you're going to get something with Win8 but it's not like Win7 is hard to find.