Flipider Comm May 7, 2012 11:52 PM "Windows 8 Pro Edition"? They make the more expensive Edition easier to use. It should be the easier Edition is for the Dummies. "Windows 8 Pro Dummies Edition" and then they keep you on the phone for 3 hours charging you for tech support. Like Xbox is cheep, but the controllers are expensive..... I don't have a Tablet PC. I have no use for Windows 8. All I need is Chrome and Xbox. I have Windows 8 & used once & w/ no 1080p. I don't need metro 4 Chrome. I hate IE 10. It makes me feel like I'm using an Archos w/ WiFi 6 years ago. Mr Stiffy May 8, 2012 01:03 AM It's funny since I use Linux almost full time all I can say is that I am no longer doing endless defrags, anti-everything scans and just all this bullS&!t just to keep the OS running.Xubuntu. Nice. That is Ubuntu with the Xfce interface. Paul Utry May 8, 2012 02:30 AM Criminy... they force us to use a touch screen interface if we want to get anything done, now they're removed windows media player's DVD playback which was a _welcome_ addition. Does this mean they're not going to have the Media Centre in Windows anymore? I mean what kind of media centre won't play DVD's, not to mention all those people that have invested in Blu-ray movies? If this is what we have to look forward to in Win8, then I'll be sticking with Win7 for a great many years to come before making the move to Linux. It's a shame... the media centre (as opposed to the media player) in Windows has been brilliant and easy to use, not to mention set up. PimplyDykBallz May 8, 2012 02:33 AM Windows 8 will be the next Windows Me. Garbage. Who am I? Just a lowly WINDOWS programmer. I have zero interest in even looking at Windows 8. When they can make something that will dwarf (or at least compete) with Apple's iOS and Cocoa, then we'll talk. Cocoa's Model-View-Controller approach to ALL their iOS software is light years ahead of the garbage .NET Framework, which lets you make the most nightmarish unmanageable code you can conceive of, and do so FAR easier than you can on iOS. And this from someone who hates Apple. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Kradak May 8, 2012 07:12 AM Wow. I guess that this means that my new PC will come shipped with another crappy third-party DVD demo software. No news here. Mr Stiffy May 8, 2012 10:26 AM @Paul Utry - why wait - make a gradual transition now - download the CD, set up your machine into dual boot and bingo! Your in like Flynne.And if you have some brains, you can eventually go purely Linux and run any microsoft crapware as a virtual machine....I think the Ubuntu Xfce "Xubuntu" is the go - very basic - no "idiotic glamour smart phone" style of interface. madkinesis May 8, 2012 10:39 AM Windows 8 will launch with cricket chirp, Windows 7 the new XP. Catweazle May 8, 2012 11:47 AM There's an old saying, goes right back to the days of DOS2."Never buy an even-numbered Micro$oft product".Plus ca change, it seems. Matt Rings May 8, 2012 01:58 PM I tried the Windows 8 beta for about a week... and then went "bleh"... It might be more usable on a tablet, but I use a PC at home and at work... so Windows 7 will just have to last me ten years, I suppose.I still have Windows XP machines that still rock, and are lightning quick. Why upgrade at all, really? Charles Bosse May 8, 2012 04:07 PM Conundrum: finding an OS that supports the latest games (not Mac or Linux) and drivers (aka not a consul where my hardware is static and always out of date), and finding an OS that is stable and predictable (not, generally, Windows). If Steam were an OS, or ran under Linux, I would install that in a heartbeat - otherwise I will stick with off stable versions of Windows, thanks.Also, the latest Ubuntu is a little weird too - not the best argument against the Fluff in Windows 8.