Windows 8 has been limping through its existence for just about two years now, and despite the fact that its continual updates have improved it a fair bit, the numbers aren't encouraging. Microsoft knows this, and the rumors surrounding Windows 9 show that it's going to be a move back to more familiar territory.
People of the United States of America! You can stick your dumb Death Stars up your collective black hole. From now on, instead of 25,000 signatures, petitions at the We the People site will require 100,000 signatures to get an official response from the White House: