Time marches on. Operating systems come and go. I realize that. But I don't want to give up Windows 7. Even as OS X and iOS received dramatic facelifts, Apple has kept its operating systems familiar enough not to be intimidating. Not so much Microsoft. Windows 8 is evidence that Microsoft thinks that desktop computers, tablets, and phones have similar use cases. They're wrong. Windows might be an excellent contender on Phone and Surface. As a desktop OS, it's a bad Frankenstein: more frustrating than frightening, and not something I'd like to see on a daily basis. It doesn't help that the framework I use for hobby programming isn't officially supported on Windows 8. I've read that bootcamp on the new Mac Pro requires Windows 8. Is the new retina iMac similarly not backward compatible with Windows 7?