Part of the trouble begins when you made such a departure from the prior versions is that you incur re-training costs for the users.
You also run into Microsoft's marketing staff that may write over and over that it's more this or that. I have two answers for this area and at first they seem to contradict each other but the smart money is not get bogged down and keep going.
1. The market voted and Windows 8 sales have been propped up by force. Let's not even talk about Windows 8 RT sales. No one I know bought one.
2. At the office we use Windows 8 among other versions without ANY big issue.
Of course we installed Classic Shell and got back to work. But my big question is why didn't Microsoft scoop that up and get back to work?
Windows 8 advocates maintain that the new operating system will increase user flexibility and productivity while lowering business IT costs at the same time. Critics of Windows 8 say that it does not offer business IT any added benefits and that the new interface can be confusing to users, requiring time for training.
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