me sucked, xp great. vista sucked, w7 great... see the pattern. and zune, wp and w8 all have one thing in common, metro/modern.
Oh wow, two misunderstandings in one small post. Words just don't explain things well sometimes. I see how you meant that now. You meant 1 good 1 bad, I read it as all other versions of Windows sucked, haha. Yeah, they seem to have done a great job of doing that pattern, and W8 looks to follow right along. And I see you were grouping Metro products. I don't like W8, but to be fair, Zune was up against VERY tough competition against the incredibly popular iPod, and WP7 was the first iteration of the overhaul of the MS mobile platform that was long since dead. WP8 seems quite nice to me, and I'm definitely an Android guy. I wouldn't pick it over an Android myself, but I would suggest it over an iPhone to friends that like that kind of simplicity in a smartphone. Though you could be on to something still. Metro feels like it COULD be good... but it's just not. They take an interesting concept, then manage to make it's usability so terrible and make it look so.... aged I suppose you could say. I'd definitely agree that MS needs to give up on Metro, or at least strongly consider redesigning the idea. At least I will give them that it's unique.