Because it wont look and feel 'new'. At least that's how most consumers would see it. I'd love it if they only changed the back-end of their OSes and keep the familiarity and maybe add a thing or 2, not revamp the whole GUI every single time. Look @ windows 95/98/200/NT/(ME?)Since so many people love XP so much. Why doesn't MS just make Windows 9 look and feel exactly like XP? Just modernize the OS and hide it behind an XP GUI.
Especially if you reduce the border padding!NSA has been inside Windows since NT 4.0 SP5 but it was much easier to block it back then... The OS would still work fine no matter how strict your firewall rules were.I too support Windows XP (especially the 64-bit version) but the lack of hardware support left me no choice but to move on. Can't deny Win7 is great on the looks though.