Bad news. Microsoft doesn’t yet have a viable replacement for Windows 7 and they are starting to terminate it. Using Windows 8 is like writing government specs on a cell phone: it might be possible in the same way that technically, I could write all software in machine code only — no compilers — and loaded the code into memory manually using paper tape. No wait: cell phones have that blasted spelling correct/corrupt-er. Make that writing in machine language while a rogue virus randomly changes the codes that I have already written.
The Windows 10 Preview download is available from Microsoft here
http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-jumps-to-windows-10/ Microsoft Windows 10 will drop the insistence that desktops all be converted to touch screen and revert to a conventional user interface, enhanced by the Windows 8 features that people accepted. A hierarchical menu is back.
Browser and OS stats measured on two of my web sites as of 2014-08-11
“Document Freedom Day”: a day for celebrating information accessibility for all people everywhere and for raising awareness of open standards. The open software movement and the corporate desire for it to end is very much like the American Second Amendment “Gun Control” movement — Software Patents are not about software and Gun Control is not about guns, but both are about CONTROL. And it behooves us as a global community to promote freedom and oppose protectionism in whatever form it may appear.