Originally Posted by Liranan
Unless ARM create CPU's for desktops Win 8 will be targeted at tablets and, possibly, phones.
While I like Linux and have no problem with Android (have an Android and a Win Mobile phone in house) I would rather run an OS on a tablet I understand (Windows) rather than have to learn new commands, unless the new OS is a nightmare to work with.
I am excited about these features, though, and hope that the cloud nonsense is optional or crackable, because I have no intentions of handing all my personal data to MS and my net is unstable anyway. If it is mandatory I can't wait for MS to be flooded with compensation requests due to people losing connection while working on their documents and getting really angry.
ARM kills x86 for power efficient computing, MS is moving Windows 8 over to ARM as well as x86, it's pretty obvious they want to take on Chrome OS, iOS and Android on tablets as well as hopefully let ARM move more into the netbook space (The benefits would be great, similar if not higher performance for far less power used), Chrome OS doesn't require you to learn a lot of new commands, it may be Linux based but most of the stuff is stripped out anyway, chances are with the differences MS is planning in Windows 8, going to iOS, Android or Chrome OS on a tablet from Windows 7 would require just as much learning unless you really want to screw around with stuff, in which case tutorials make it very easy to learn.