Source: Windows Blog
quote: yup, Ive never seen an OS update thats had that big of an effect.
quote: The problems between Windows 7 and 8/8.1 is the way DircetX implements 2D elements in a the 3D app.
quote: This doesn't even mean anything.
quote: It makes me laugh how Windows 7 was almost universally praised while Vista was panned, considering how much they have in common.
quote: Vista was actually quite a good OS.
quote: and a lot of that is due to the butt ugly UI "improvements" that sacrifice quality for speed.
quote: If microsoft fails to bring back the aero desktop, start MENU and configurability of the UI[IE the modern UI needs to go bye bye] for Windows 9, I might just upgrade.
quote: I think people are just locked into the old way of navigating through setting and control panel.
quote: If it's not broken, don't fix it!
quote: There's a phenomenon in UI design called 'baby duck syndrome' - basically it means that once users learn how to use an interface, they become resistant to changes.
quote: Windows 3.1 was perfectly fine for everyone's tasks at the time - according to this doctrine it was therefore perfect and unimprovable, which clearly isn't the case.