I feel like i'm still getting used to windows 7 and windows 8 is already almost on it's way here. With a possible 2012 release date it almost seems to soon. So I ask you guys... What does windows 8 have to have or be in order for you to upgrade again? My basic expectations are: Faster start-up (slowest of the 3(max, linux) I think windows can do better and should be faster. Faster shut down, anything over 3 seconds is to slow. I watched my gfs mac shut down in 3, Windows should do the same if not better. Overall faster, smoother, especially opening programs. Sometimes i feel windows is trying to hard to work to do something, like open up file, or basic tasks like shutting down. Better friendly user control, such as making it simpler than having to type msconfig in order to change start-up items. Did you know every time itunes updates it makes it start up with the computer, a notification or direct control could make starting up pc faster just by making the user aware. Upgrade from windows 7 should not cost more than $30.