Windows 8 has its share of fans and detractors. But Mark Shuttleworth has often praised Microsoft’s new platform. And once again, the Linux guru had some wholesome good words for the operating system in a recent interview. Speaking of which, the platform has had it tough ever since release — even as Windows 8...

Four months after the release, Windows 8 remains as dividing a product as any in the technology world. All the while Microsoft has remained steadfast in claiming that its latest and greatest is a user-friendly operating system. But industry experts have held opposing views, with many blasting the OS for...