everyone praised w7. not so much with w8.
tons and tons of thread saying w8 is not good.
Everyone praised Windows 7? There were hundreds of threads about people claiming how XP is so much better. Hell even today there are people who still think XP is better.
This isn't anything new, everytime a new version of Windows comes out there's always a ton of people who claim the previous one is better and then those very same people will later claim the OS they originally hated was the best thing since sliced bread. Tons and tons of people hated XP when it released, called it childish, buggy etc and now suddenly XP is the best.
Over 4 million people did buy 8 on it's release weekend, and that's the highest it's ever been for an OS release. Yes you can claim well it was $15, but:
1. That thing was fixed so not everyone could do it.
2. The upgrade from Vista to 7 was free, the one from 7 to 8 was $15
3. Windows 7 had that house party thing which meant anyone could get a copy of Ultimate for free just for signing up on a website and doing nothing else.