Re: Congratulation M$!
Is your Google broken? Here, let me help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8
Win8 was released October 26, 2012, after long and extensive previews; even the general release is closer to 2 years old than one. We've known what was wrong with it for much longer than that. The problem was, I've said fromt the beginning (and M$ recently admitted), largely fueled by the arrogance to believe that M$ could force people to accept a product they didn't like, all in aid of trying to boost the sales of Windows phones and tablets via a common user interface.
As the folks at AA say, the first step is admitting that you have a problem; I applaud M$ for finally getting with the program. They've had a flaming disaster with Win8 so far, and I hope they learn more from history better than some others who shall go unnamed.