ExtremeTech apparently took shots at Windows 8 back when it launched. I don’t know how I missed this. 😛
Ultimately, I think what’ll eventually happen is Windows 7 will become the new XP in terms of sticking around far longer than it should. Quite frankly, what Microsoft could do in terms of backwards compatibility on the PC side of things is beef up Windows Virtual PC, then encourage people to buy the 64-bit version of Windows 7 of their choice and a 32-bit version of their choice for the sole purpose of creating a virtual machine for backwards compatibility after Windows XP’s support is pulled, since most incompatibilities from XP to Vista/7 come from the bit change rather than OS stuff from what I’ve seen. I’ve recently revived regular video blogs on my YouTube channel for more relaxing discussions on things. Maybe this would be a good thing to talk about.
I think ultimately when everything’s over, Windows 8 will be a great example of missed potential and Microsoft getting burned by finding out the hard way that not giving consumers choice makes them plenty mad. You know you’ve messed up when the biggest way you sell an OS is by forcing people to buy it preinstalled on their new computers and then have to turn around and give them the option to downgrade their shiny new OS. 😛 Yup. Here we go again. Remember when people were downgrading from Vista back to XP years ago? Now it’s from 8 back to 7 apparently. 😛
Maybe we’ll see better things from Microsoft when they decide to stop drinking so much Post PC Propaganda Kool-Aid. 😛