, rjdohnert wrote

I mean I bought a Windows Surface RT, and I hated it.

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My mother BTW has no problems with Windows 8 but she just uses e-mail and Internet Explorer.

Anyone who has a private file server is a pretty big outlier on the distribution of how an average person uses a computer.

Most people who use computers are about as technical as your mum. All Microsoft needs to do to make lots of money is to make people like your mum happy.