My opinion of Windows 8 after using it for a bit:
- I think it will work well for personal machines. I’m going back to Windows 7 on my work laptop. In our case the apps we use just aren’t compatible enough with it yet and the interface doesn’t yield itself to higher work efficiency.
- Evaluate very carefully whether or not the software that is essential to you will work. Windows 8 is a big technology jump so you need to use the compatibility wizard and be sure. Don’t assume that if it works with Windows 7 it will be fine.
- All of the benefits remain. It is super fast, even more so than 7. It’s a fresh approach to interacting with a PC and I think that the majority of users will enjoy it as they get used to it.