I just bought a new pc with 8 on it and have been using it for 5 days. Before this I have been using 7 on my other 4 computers. It appears that Microsoft just wanted something for their people to do. After this period of time I have removed 8 and installed 7 on the new machine. 8 is just to confusing and difficult to use. I think the best comparison is Win 8 and Vista. Sorry Microsoft but Win 7 is great and easy to use.
The continued changes have lowered the value to the user. When I upgraded to 10 from 3.6 I was shocked how bad it was. Only alternet was go back to IE 9 and its interesting interface. Sorry but Firefox really blew it
Choosing Xandros was the closer for success. Anyone using the Xandros version of Linux has a truly transparent OS without and special Linus knowledge. As it has been pointed out most users are concerned with what the product will do without having a advanced knowledge of how it does it.