Should I switch back to Windows 7?

Episode 1100 (16:42)

Ryan from Cincinnati, OH
classicshell.net

Ryan is using Windows 8 and is not so sure about it. Should he go back to Windows 7 or earlier? Leo says not to go back further than Windows 7. When all is said and done, even with improvements, Windows 8 has been a flop. They do have a better file copy and built in windows antivirus, and there have been other under the hood improvements. But the interface has been a collosal failure. Leo says it's really two operating systems mushed together -- a touch screen interface and the traditional desktop of Windows 7. It really doesn't know what it wants to be, and that's caused confusion.

Ryan says he likes the UI, but he sees how it makes Windows look like a tablet. Leo says he can use Start8 from StarDock to make Windows 8 look more like Windows 7. Classic Shell is another option.