The oldie might be a keeper.
Greetings, dear readers. I read a column on Computerworld today that I agree profoundly with. The article’s author (read said article here) postulates that Windows 7 will see a similar lifespan to the one that Windows XP is still doggedly living out. With all the awful buzz about Windows 8 (especially about the square-peg-round-hole “Metro UI”), it’s not difficult to prognosticate many users clutching their copies of Windows 7 over Windows 8 not unlike the resistance that Vista met in replacing the venerable 2001 OS in it’s 2006 debut.
Even more than those who don’t love Redmond Squares as a basis for their operating system user interface, I doubt Windows 8 will have significant enterprise market penetration – it seems like professionals like their PC’s to work as PC’s, not as PC’s trying to work as tablets.