is a matter of opinion.
windows 8 is newer, it has certian enhancements such as hyper-v, metro (to some this is an enhancement), IE11 which in turn can play netflix without silverlight, newer directx, better multi monitor support and better touchscreen gui.
Windows 7 will be less of a annoyance factor for you upgrading as its still a 100% desktop OS, has less bugs (in my opinion), less features cut, looks nicer, better gui for mouse, better gui for desktop LED's, faster (from my testing windows 8 is laggier). A fair few windows 8 enhancements do get backported to windows 7 (but press doesnt report it), however expect major ones such as hyperv to never be backported. Native dvd support as well (pulled in windows 8 requires MCE addon).
Microsoft have reverted to kindergarten, by that I mean they are panicing and keep changing their decisions, so what we can expect is frequent OS releases (windows 9 rumoured 2014 release) and possibly also frequent changes of direction market wise, so eg. one could buy windows 8, get used to metro and then its entirely possible microsoft ditch it in windows 9 if they decide its not pulling in the sales.
I am still using windows seven tho I own 2 windows 8 licenses.
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Edited by Chrysalis (Mon 09-Sep-13 15:20:49)