... while at least three specialist audio PC vendors claim they won’t touch its new interface with a bargepole until they absolutely have no choice.
I believe some of the posters here are reps (or owners? - sorry!) of some audio PC companies ... just wondering if they might be some of the ones Mr. Walker is referring to? I've seen some comments in older threads about the W8 interface, but don't recall coming across statements as definitive as that.
Alexis -Cubase 6.5.0/SX18.104.22.1684, XP SP2, 4GB RAM (1GB not accessible, but used just to balance the computer so it doesn't tip over); Delta 66 in Omni i/O Studio; Motif8; UAD-1