May 20th, 2015, 18:11
Win 8 was such a dog GUI-wise that no amount of cheap offers or even a little back-pedalling with 8.1 was enough to see an acceptable take-up market share they needed to distance themselves from it and skipped '9' in favour of something that looked distantly remote '10'.
Stardock made quite a 'handy profit' marketing Start8 and ModernMix - 2 proggies that restored NORMAL win 7 functionality to the OS...and will see more of the same with 10.
8 was a camel of an interface . Heads rolled over it.
Norton has improved its performance since the days of 2003 but I'll still avoid it like the plague. Still on XP then...I moved on to Bitdefender...which was significantly superior to the current NAV but they were a bit too slow to make it compatible with 7 so at that point I moved to...