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Windows 8

On its own, Windows 8 isn't a bad operating system. But the OS suffered from some poor messaging and some bad timing (too soon on the heels of the successful Windows 7, and too late behind the likes of Google Android and Apple's iOS). While the OS has bright spots, the radical new interface for touch screens proved too much for PC users who longed for the traditional Windows Start button and task menu. The forthcoming Windows 8.1 update is expected to help matters, but VAR and OEM partners agree Windows 8 hasn't had the positive impact on the PC market that previous Windows versions have had.