So, two days ago, I got a phone call from a friend who had just purchased a new computer with Windows 8.1--and she asked me to help set up the hardware and software.
Boy was I wrong about Windows 8.x! It is the most bizarre operating system Microsoft could possibly release. After 4 hours working with her system, I know that all the criticisms are true--it's more horrendus than you can possible imagine.
No wonder anyone with some extra cash goes Mac. And yes--it's an amazing opportunity for Linux!