Microsoft recently announced that they were dropping the Aero UI from their next version of Windows. Add to this the fact that Windows 8 seems squarely targeted at tablets over desktops and laptops with its Metro UI, and that Windows 7, a worthy successor to Windows XP (suck it Vista), is still what I would consider new and very usable OS; I predict that most consumers and businesses will ignore Windows 8. You can count on Microsoft touting sales figures when it does come out, which (if you look closely enough) will come primarily from sales of new PCs that will have Windows 8 forced onto it. XP was good. 7 is good. 8 looks like a mess. Need more proof? Read this.