Please report back about your impressions of Windows 8. The stuff I have read on blogs are in one of two camps:
1) Tech geeks who love Windows 8 just because they love anything new;
2) People who earn a living on a computer upset about how radically different and unintuitive the Windows 8 GUI is.
I get kind of sick of reading tech geeks fawning over everything just because it is the latest thing. Those are the kind of people for whom the latest hit song is their all-time favorite song for a couple months then they never listen to it any more. I'm more in the second camp myself. I don't like something just because it is new. Windows XP was a great OS. I thought the iPod was stupid when it first came out. A glorified, over-priced MP3 player.
I read what one guy said about how it took him a little while to figure out how to log in using Win8. Turns out he had to make an upward swiping motion with the mouse. If that is what Windows 8 is, I'm going to hate it. So will millions of other people. It sounds so juvenile. That tiled desktop is hideous.
But with the way Microsoft stops making their software work with older OS versions, such as how Visual Studio Express isn't supported on Vista, I would be disadvantaging myself if I get a computer with an older OS like Win7. Because if Windows 8 bombs, they will be out with Windows 9 in a couple years and Visual Studio Express might not work on Win7. Planned obsolescence.