What kind of nonsense is Microsoft trying to pawn off on us as an OS now ?

Every time I log onto Hotmail there's this ad to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99.

So finally after seeing it there all month I finally clicked on it.

I haven't even messed with the OS but just looking at the pics of it made me want to stab my eyes out with a fork.


Well maybe not quite that bad but you get my drift.

I saw on the Google Play Store a netbook with Chrome as the OS/browser, or whatever.


Anyone know if this is going to be available on laptops ?

I mean a netbook is ok but not having a disc drive is not really the best setup IMHO.

So I guess I'm done with Microsoft on the next laptop I buy.

Any suggestions ?