markfeffer writes: "Microsoft doesn’t make too big a deal out of Windows 8’s multilanguage support, which is probably smart considering that OS X has worked with more than one tongue for a decade. The Windows 8 approach works well enough, once you get through the install. Someone in Redmond seems to have decided it was OK to get the multiple-language package running through a mono-lingual process – as in one language, not two. In other words, if you want to install the Japanese version but you don’t read English, you’re out of luck. You’ll have to guess your way through the installation, then guess your way through the control panel settings until you’re able to, you hope, change the language. Once you’ve gotten through all that, you’ll have to restart the system. No big deal, except you won’t know it, because the dialog box is in the very language that you can’t read. It just feels like another episode of Microsoft coming in with too little, too late."