You have enemies? Good, that means you stood up for something.
People who use it on their desktops and then complain about it not "feeling" like Windows 7 and etc. are just idiots.
Like many have already stated, it was designed for phones, tablets, and netbooks. It's also very useful if you have an older computer and want to install something modern onto it because it optimizes the use of hardware really well.
I'm going to wait until a good crack comes out before trying it myself, but I personally think I'm going to like it based off what I've seen. Going to install to a spare hard drive, and if I like it enough, switch my main over too.
I don't like it because of it being designed for touch screens, and I can't even afford to upgrade my AMD Athlon II processor right now (complete POS processor) but I am going to get a sony touch screen high-end laptop when I graduate in '13 with win. 8 but idk if I'm goin to get a win 8 torrent for my current pc just to try it out first or not
Why upgrade it ???? Win 8 is lighter than win 7 witch makes it better for less powerful machines. Aero isn`t gone , on RT it might be but on PRO it isn`t . Aside from the Star Menu (witch in fact is actually usable for me at least) isn`t much different from win 7 , the core is the same but lightened and as far I am concerned win 8 costs 20$ for win 7 users and win 7 costs 300$ ... I have a practically too powerful of a machine to care for the usage ,but you can see it`s better . Before you try it don't judge it to be bad , also win 8 is more compatible with XP programs .
Considering I've tested many games on W8 and they all run like shit compared to W7 I think I prefer W7.
If I can take W8, make it more stable all around for the games I like to play, remove all that touch screen adapted nonsense, add in my start menu, remove the metro shit and use stardocks start menu modifier, then I would be happy. For MY purposes W8 sucks. For the majority of people who just want to grab and go with useless shit (IE: touchscreen monitors/tablet compatibility, just get a fucking tablet) then its great.
Lehsyrus ,man I don't know where do you actually take your information from and I have no idea how much of a gamer you are , but I have since one month with win 8 installed 22 games (all hardcore on the graphs and CPU usage) and compared to the 7 they all work better ,faster and easier. My machine is a powerhouse , I don't even care how much of it is used ,yet everything is running way easier. First off start reading a little what is changed in the core of win 8 , you will see that win 8 actually makes everything you have in your machine to work for the game you are playing and working with much in the background giving you more performance . Second I have tested these games on both wins : Crysis ,Crysis 2 , BF3 , MW3 , NFS- Shift 2 and The Run , AC Revelations and all work better on win 8 . As for what I know , I have been working and studying computer hardware since I was 6 so I know what I need to look for. Also you can`t say that your machine is weaker thus not giving you enough since I made a PC play Crysis 2 with a 8600 GTS on MAX on win 8 , while a GTX550 had trouble playing it on medium on win 7...