If you're apprehensive and find Window 8 scary and think you might hate, because everybody hates it, right -- this article does an excellent job analyzing the actual reaction to Windows 8...and it's pretty positive. In fact, 50% of the public likes it a great deal. (By comparison, Windows users really love Windows 7 a lot, but that number is still just 67%. And keep in mind, people have have several years to get used to it, and it was a comfortable and familiar upgrade from the previous version.)
But if you just get all too nervous about Windows 8 and just around ready yet -- but need a new computer, because your current one is on its last legs -- you might be concerned that you simply can't get a new Windows 7 computer anymore, so you're out of luck. But ha, no, not true. Ed explains how widely available Windows 7 computers still are, and where you can look for them.