Originally Posted by realtight
You've said nothing... I've also used every operating system under the sun for the last 20 years, so what? Because you have a negative attitude towards what is a noticeable improvement over win7 because it's different means nothing. This is an HTPC forum, not an enterprise IT help desk. Win8 is not ME2000 or Vista period. If you don't like something that is more tablet optimized I feel bad for you because that is where the future is going, desktop is slowly dying.
As it pertains to "HTPC", and specifically Ceton/CableCard applications, is Win8 an improvement over Win7?
Because that's the topic at hand. If it's "better as a tablet", but a step backwards in terms of HTPC/CableCard/WMC applications, then for the purposes of this thread, it's a step backwards, and it shouldn't be surprising to hear HTPC/CableCard/WMC users grumbling about it.
Unless, of course, Win8 Tablets/Convertibles were fully-functional WMC extenders. Which, as I understand it, to-date, they are not. Which is too bad, IMO, because that's one thing Microsoft could have done to easily differentiate themselves, at least for me. So as it stands right now, I have yet to hear a compelling reason for me, personally, to "upgrade" to Win8. I'll continue to run my Win7 desktop as my HTPC, and I will continue to use my iPad for tablet purposes.
Without the ability to take over a Live TV Tuner, a Win8 tablet doesn't promise any *desirable* functionality for me that it's Android/iOS competition can't also deliver... and as such, Microsoft better be able to undercut the competition on price if they are going to *win* my wallet at the checkout line.