I keep reading things like this all the time. But, one thing that keeps popping up every time; is Windows 8 lack of a start button (really) as there are plenty of choices, and the use of the so called two os's in one. You can use one or the other you know. So, what's the big deal? In none of these articles have I seen much or any mention at all about the economy. Windows 8 surely is not perfect. But, it can't be nearly as bad as these articles make it out to be? Oh it does not software from 1999. Well I can't say I have seen any software from 1999, that I would desperate enough to run. And I have no wish to be that bad off, to continue running Windows XP.