Sources: Neowin.net, Net Applications
quote: The underlying code is still there, which is what start 8 , classic shell and the others use (with some minor mods).
quote: Turn off the exit app to start menu and have exiting an app take you to the desktop.
quote: Except that since 8.1 was available, you'd get notifications every once and a while telling you the update is available, and clicking OK took you to the store page. It's basically impossible for an 8 user to not know about 8.1. My guess is many of these people are in scenarios where they can't or don't want to upgrade for various reasons.
quote: The folks over at Neowin noticed that the latest Net Applications figures show that 27.69 percent of PC users still run Windows XP.
quote: Microsoft will stop delivering patches for the OS starting April 8, 2014.