Windows 8 is getting labeled as the next Windows Vista. I am not so sure it deserves that label.
People are lamenting it’s slow acceptance and are talking about the doom of the desktop and laptop to the great hopes of the Cloud evangelists.
I would argue the main problem with Windows 8 acceptance falls mainly on Windows XP. It was a solid dependable operating system and companies and people are slow to change. Even today; some companies are in the process of migrating to Windows 7. Other companies converted to Windows 7 in the last year or so and are not interested in starting a new conversion.
There is of course the lack of touch screen technology to make use of Windows 8 tile approach but in time that will change.
Probably the biggest shock when you first look at Windows 8 is the missing Start menu. I have to admit to being a little lost when I first looked at the OS. Some things are always expected and I would think Microsoft would have done a better job with the OS to allow for old familiar things to be brought back if the user wants them.
There are rumors Windows Blue will restore some old features. It has even been said this will restore PC purchases.
Time will tell.