The Jekyll-and-Hyde monstrosity that is Windows 8 appear not to be the way forward. With over a years worth of stats now, it still doesn't look like Windows is going anywhere. In fact for the most recent month, Windows 7’s growth outpaced that of Windows 8.x by four fold.
Microsoft wants Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 users to upgrade, not hold back or switch to a totally different platform because they are worried about Windows 8's learning curves and/or retraining costs. A number of third-party tools, including Stardock's Start8, Classic Shell and Pokki, have found success with Start Menu add-ons designed for Windows 8.x.
Edited by SpywareDr, 11 December 2013 - 04:45 PM.