It’s been a feature of Windows since Win98 that every second version is not warmly received:
- Windows 95 – Hit
- Windows 98 – Hit
- Windows 2000 – Miss
- Windows XP – Hit
- Windows Vista – Miss
- Windows 7 – Hit
Maybe Windows 8 is the latest ‘Miss’ on the chain.
The story on the BBC website suggests that there has been a lot of negative feedback and that Microsoft are working on “Windows Blue” ready for release later this year. Personally I always wondered at the decision to prevent the OS from booting directly to the desktop but then I’ve yet to use it seriously yet so am not really able to comment.