For months now, various pundits have been deriding the upcoming Windows 8 as the next Vista. People have made mocking videos
showing older people thoroughly confused by Windows 8's Metro tile interface. Indeed, the Windows 8 Metro interface is radically different than the traditional Windows desktop. It's a touch interface.
Yet the same pundits that slammed Windows 8 on the desktop are now lauding Microsoft Surface
, the Windows 8-powered touch tablet
that Microsoft announced Monday. Since the Windows 8 Metro software hasn't changed, what exactly is so different? After all, Microsoft is demonstrating the exact same interface on touch-enabled hardware. And all of a sudden, Windows 8 is making sense.