Four or Five years ago I had to use Parallels on my iMac to run XP because some stupid real estate sites would only work with Windows IE. Ugh!
Parallels was always very good with new releases, updates, etc. It sure made it better than have a dedicated windows box.
Thankfully I don't have to do that anymore. :)
MS just doesn't get it. It needs to be "best in class" to have any chance of success. And MS does not have any track record for any "best in class" products or SW. Not OS, productivity SW, Mobile SW, phones and now tablets. They just make crap! Ugh!
The negative comments are grossly unwarranted. I've watched the WWDC Keynote a few times and the current iOS all of a sudden looks old and dated compared to iOS7. Please watch the Keynote. The "flat" description does such a disservice to iOS7. It is more layered than anything else.