Windows 8 appears to be a flop in the business world. This makes total sense to me: in my experience so far, Windows 8 has a good feel for a tablet-based system, where you may lack a keyboard or end up doing a lot of work with a touchscreen. But as far as desktop-related work goes, they didn’t really improve the Windows 7 interface but they did shuffle things around and make it harder to get to places if you do not already know the name. For example, try to get a casual Windows user to shut down the machine. It’s harder than you might think.
And don’t get me started on the UI for Server 2012…
Infoworld’s review, I think, is tough but fair.
It kind of feels like Microsoft is trying to force businesses and consumers into Windows 8 by (perhaps) not offering a second service pack for Windows 7.