Windows Vista was a steaming pile. But for many people like myself it was better than windows XP-64bit and it added direct X10 support. Windows 7 is awesome runs great pretty much a fixed version of windows Vista. Windows 8 IMO is a backwards step. I really want to know what drugs they were smoking. The gui is awful. Yes there is an icon called desktop but it’s the same as windows 7. IMO windows 8 is a mobile phone os that has been forced up on the people. Windows 8 is the fisher price os. I can't find any new features that are cool or worthwhile. I actually felt sick when using windows 8. I heard windows 9 logo is just 1 square! And the drop the S MS window But each to their own. Ever since XP I use the windows classic theme. I even moved from Ubuntu because I though unity was an abomination ( it isn't compared to windows 8) to Lubuntu or LXDE because its light weight and gets the job done. Ill keep windows 7 to play games and continue to dual boot. If you think about it windows 8 makes sense from a profit point of view. As if you want a new computer with windows 7 you can’t get one. So many metro haters will just buy a console to make games. this would be a perfect time for Valve to make a gaming linux distro .... hint hint ... The artical should be called windows 8 gets off to a slow - tile !