Re: Windows 8, the first Microsoft OS since DOS that needs a keyboard
On the contrary... This is at least the third attempt that MS has made to break into the tablet/smart phone market. It's very clear that they want to leverage their domination of the desktop market (which is static at best and probably declining in the future) and use that position to try to get into tablets and smart phones.
I loaded Win 8 RTM on a virtual machine a few months ago and deleted it shortly after. Using 8 on a desktop machine provides zero advantages over 7. There's already been a number of stories about how business buyers are going to pass on 8. With the give away upgrade pricing you can expect lots of press releases about how successful the launch was, but a few months from now it will be clear that 8 is going nowhere.