Re: Windows 8: What have I done?
I don't mind. I bought Windows 7 and MS Office a while back, although for a computer originally intended for someone else.
I also bought Windows 7 Starter preinstalled on my netbook, I had no choice.
I currently use Windows 8 on my desktop, but the consumer preview only. At some stage before it expires I'll probably buy Win 8 properly so I can keep playing those Windows games and do my tax.
I'll also buy a copy of Windows 8 because I like using something a bit different, that nobody else has (I think I even have Vista in a Virtualbox... that wasn't such a bad Windows). Probably 90% or more of Windows 8-preinstalled machines will be downgraded to Seven, or (shudder) XP.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.