Windows 7 is Windows Vista in disguise and Windows Vista is Windows XP in disguise and so on and so forth all from Microsoft. But you know? As much as I loved Windows 2000 (like WinNT), I hated XP for about 2yrs. When Vista came out? Well yeah I hated it even after being in that long Beta and still consider it MS's biggest mistake. Still hate it because it was a complete failed attempt to mimic Linux user controls and take away our freedom to customize and tweak it. Then when 7 came out? .......I was still using XP and in fact I still use it even over Windows 7 on my old PC. They just put a prettier face on that Vista mess w/ 7. Windows 8? ......I've been using it on a dual boot and triple boot since developer build and I only have a few complaints that still irk me. But freaking "START" certainly isn't one of them! You could say I'm a Power User too. I work in networking and I'm always installing some OS on some machine somewhere. There's probably not one OS I haven't used in one form or another. Going back to BeOS, NeXT and Mac OS versions along the way. The hardware has come a whole lot further in that time and that may be why for the first time I can honestly say Windows 8 has finally found it's own identity. Lots of good things that make it a whole lot more productive than any Windows I've ever used! Will it have me switching completely away from Linux? Doubt it'll ever move me away from Linux. Not only for setting up Server farms either. But because no other OS gives you the range of user customization and tweakability in a zillion flavors! .......but you fools declaring Windows 8 dead... before it actually arrives, need to get your heads examined. They redesigned "Start"..... so freaking what? I've got it down to a science now and it's at least as productive as Linux for once! Google changed YouTube now twice and I'm still not sure I like it. But..... has it stopped me from using it? Absolutely NOT.... and I'm a POWER USER (4 channels 30million views) just like on Linux and now Windows 8....... w/ my own Win 7 install looking like a bucket of rusty nuts and bolts by comparison!!! ..........Windows 7 is now just a pile of steaming poo in my own rear view mirror! ;-P ......though I still have to deal w/ fixing it on other machines than my own!