Quote:Sticking with Windows 7 indefinitely isn't a realistic proposition. Sooner or later, just about everyone will want or need to upgrade to a newer version of Windows. Even if we assume that Windows 8 will ultimately have the market penetration and success that Windows Vista had and that Windows 9 (or whatever they call it) will be the next worthwhile upgrade, it's probably safe to assume that the Echo won't work with anything beyond Windows 7 unless Ceton is able to get it to work with Windows 8. I think it's perfectly reasonable for people to have serious reservations about purchasing the Echo when it won't work on the current shipping version of Windows, knowing full well that it will only work on what is now the previous version.
I'll stick with my tried and true Win7. I'm pretty sure the installed base of Win8 will never reach that of Win7 because of lackluster PC sales as people switch to tablets and such. PC's running Win7 are pretty darn reliable and people don't even see a need to upgrade.