I have to say that I've resisted the siren call of windows 8 long enough and used windows 7 as that's been rock solid for me but I have to say at this point in the life cycle of win8. Its a good OS. I kind of have my start menu back, insofar as what I need is accessible. Mostly right clicking for the file explorer, running stuff etc. It still seems a bit jekyll and hyde the way the metro interface works with some apps, like the default email client. I go into that UI when accessing the email and then if an email as a link, i get a different flavor of IE. All in all, though its a solid OS.