, Retro‚ÄčRecursion wrote

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IMO and based results from professional studies, such as the Neilsen study, Win8 is a step backward in usability, productivity, and efficiency. Even the average person can discern that.

The desktop isn't much different than windows 7.  It adds a better kernal. (memory management/cpu/graphics).  So it's better for me.