Hi, just installed Win8.1 on a virtual PC and took it for a test drive...
OMG is that a bad OS, I mean it's really bad, it's not intuitive, the touch based start screen is confusing, searched for 10 min to get back to the default screen
and it's not pretty, I think it's a step backwards in comparison to Win7.
And the usability is non existing, from the browsing in the explorer or to find settings to change options. And I hope that Microsoft won't make the mistake to use this for the whole future of Windows. They should use their manpower to improve the kernel and file system and not some stupid tablet mode I don't need on my desktop PC.
Mmmh, I'm glad I switched to Linux on my Notebook, but until Adobe PS, AI (or an alternative) and the gaming industry won't recognized Linux as a real alternative to Windows, I keep my Win7 on the desktop PC
At least more and more Games are being ported to Linux or MacOSX, but Gimp or Inkscape are no real alternatives, and Sketch seems like a great app, but is only available on Macs.
So until the release of Win9 I stick with Win7 a little longer, just like I did with XP
never really tried Vista
Bye and take care