I get the feeling you have made your mind up though! I'll not deny that it would take something pretty outstanding to get me to move back to a Microsoft OS… and I've seen nothing to convince me that Windows 8.x is it
Windows 8 itself is not that bad, if you get away from the modern Ui and put a third party start menu application on it then it works pretty well. it is certainly faster than windows 7, boots up faster and shuts down faster.
But to be honest, if you have no need to move back to a MS OS, then don't.
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