J. Allen wrote:
I'm getting a new desktop PC put together and the guy in the shop recommended Win7 over Win8 without hesitation. He winced when he said "Windows 8"...
That's because "Windows 8," and "desktop PC" go together about as well as oil and water. I tried to like Windows 8, and for tablets, it's a fine and fitting OS, but for laptops and desktops, it's about as fitting as a screen door on the Red October
My nephew's laptop came with Win8. I didn't use it much, but I can't say I liked what I saw.