No-one has to use Windows 8. There are plenty of alternatives. Use whatever suits you. But it does seem a bit silly to pick Windows 8 and then keep complaining about it.
Try OS X; try Linux (it's free!) or FreeBSD; stick with Windows 7. It seems perverse to use something you don't like.
there are some good linux distros out there and for most people they will do a better job than windows, more secure, more stable and best of all cost nothing, not a bean and that includes most of the software.
It is not all hunky dory in Linux world, if you are into games, then there is a lack of them, but Steam is getting on board, there are still a few hardware problems, but very few and far between and there is still not a decent video editing software.
Ok, I will rephrase that, there is not a decent video editing software for me, but Kden live does come close.
OSx is nice, but there is one major problem, it comes on hardware made by one company and that hardware is expensive.
Amiga Os is still available and it will run on a Old Applui Mac mini G4.
I know a few people who have got a new PC and windows 8 is standard, so they have little choice unless they reformat and put another OS on.
Desktop machine now powered by windows 8 pro 64bit, no dreaded metro and Linux , laptop by Linux
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