tangor - 6:27 am on Dec 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
While there are many great things under the hood of Win8, they are not "visible" to the end user (security, threading, expansions, etc.)
The third party makers have another year and a half, then MS will take it back... but agree with all above: too little, too late, and too stupid by half to have done it in the first place.
I now have a real nix box on the desk and find it quite useful, but there are STILL things which cannot be done as well, as easily, or as standard (print, music and graphics industries), so Win something or other will be on the desktop for a few years yet.
Unless they screw with it some MORE! Bwhahahaha!