The work force is still a massive, massive segment of Microsoft’s audience. I don’t see many making the switch to Windows 8. I guess they’ll remain on Windows 7 until a competitor comes along with something better in the desktop environmental, which I believe will end up being Apple or possibly someday a Linux distro such as Ubuntu if they get the big companies to develop the proper commercial software. But yeah for sure this is the time to crush Microsoft with a competing OS made for desktop users.
I don’t feel bad about switching back to Windows 7. I don’t think Microsoft understands that majority of it’s customers have a desktop with a non touch screen. Or that most of it’s customers use a mouse for productivity and a desktop environment. Windows 8 isn’t a “work” environment OS. I offten use Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Sublime Text or Dreamweaver, etc and lack of a Start button with a Start Menu kills productivity. Having to pin everything I ever use to a start menu shouldn’t be the solution. Windows 7 is what works for now, but I am thinking OS X in the future if Microsoft doesn’t understand what computing is for. They’re forcing some retarded UI for touch onto a desktop environment. Windows Phone is 3rd in line for a reason… now they’re forcing that UI onto desktops.. just.. ya