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Win8 is definitely far from perfect. They need to allow for a legacy mode for starters as no matter how much some of us love metro there are going to be stubborn old codgers that simply can't deal with anything that looks different than Windows 95 (just kidding guys, settle down). Second, they need to bring back aero as almost everybody liked that. Third, they need to make metro apps more multi-task friendly. I don't like a bunch of open windows cluttering up my screen personally but the idea behind "Windows" is to have, you know, windows. Make the metro apps more customizable and allow for as many apps displayed as the user wants. Fourth, allow the search to be filtered or unfiltered by setting. I like the filtering but many do not. Fifth, I'd like to see more customization of the live tiles such as colors and content. Finally, put a customizable "power" tile on the start screen for the whiners that can't stomach more than one click to shut down. rolleyes.gif

I think this would fix all of Win8's issues, or most anyway.
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Second, they need to bring back aero as almost everybody liked that.

I had read at least several comments about how people said they didn't miss Aero after transitioning, but it was something I really thought I would miss as I installed over 7. That very quickly changed. I haven't missed it in the slightest for a while now. I actually prefer the clean colors now.
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Most of the corporate sector is still using XP.

I work for the biggest ISP in our little country, our customized tools and network is built on Server 2008 R2 (2012 coming in slowly) paired with WinXP.
The sheer cost of re-licensing 5,000+ computers (and that's just in 1 branch) computers for Win7 is not only stupidly huge, but almost pointless because XP is what the employees, engineers and tech support have perfected working with and making tools for.
From a security standpoint we are 100% fine because it's just the client/workstation PC's using XP, the firewalls and network infrastructure is kept updated with the latest stuff.

Also the workstations here (Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM) won't even see any performance benefit with Win7.

While I whole-heartedly agree that Win 7 is superior in every way for home/consumer use, from a business standpoint I can see why XP is still so huge - because it works!
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