Windows XP came out in October of 2001. Vista came out in January of 2007. 7 came out in November of 2009. If windows 7 is supposed to be the greatest thing on Earth, why is Windows 8 coming out already? I realize that there was only a 6 year delay between XP and Vista, and understandably only a little over 2 between Vista and 7. Is Windows 8 meant for the tablets and touch screens of the world and not for desktops and laptops? I won't lie, I'm still using XP. You can call me antiquated or whatever you like, but until Microsoft comes out with an OS that can group files and folders alphabetically (like XP) and not in very large chunks (like 7) and focuses more on function and less on form (I'm not as impressed by rounder corners and brighter blues as other folk) I wouldn't consider it an "upgrade". Doing less. but looking good doing it doesn't work for me. Anyway, I'm getting sidetracked here... Why is Windows 8 coming out already? I just read on Wikipedia that beta versions are coming out in February of 2012... that's next month! It seems that they (Microsoft) are trying to sweep 7 under the rug faster than Vista. Another thing I just read at Wiki... under "New Features" for Windows 8... "Windows 8 will come with Windows Store, an online marketplace for buying, selling, and advertising applications." Now if that isn't worth upgrading, nothing is.