One great thing about Windows 8 is that it standardizes the user interface across computers, tablets, and other devices. For businesses that combine desktop and laptop computers with handheld tablets and other mobile devices, having such standardization should make folks' jobs a lot easier.
If you don't have the W8 yourself watch the reviews on YouTube. The videos made by tech folks are overwhelmingly negative on W8 for desktops, laptops and anything other than tablets or smartphones. Many people created videos just to help PC owners overcome W8's lack of a classical desktop option as well as issues with Java, playing movie DVD's and basic activites one can easily do with W7. The UI doesn't unify anything. And a lot of people are incensed about Microsoft pushing paid ads to the included apps the user just paid for. The list of complaints by technically astute PC users is long.
The Amazon reviews pretty much trash Windows 8, This is from many hundreds of users. The Windows 7 ratings are much higher. Windows 8 does not unify anything ...that is total marketing. Steven Sinofsky was released and he was the lead. Windows 9 is coming soon, but it will be too late.. Microsoft is not consumer focused. Intel may do well to help the Redmond crew get their act together, it may be too late.
The only Win8 improvement seems to be faster boots, wow that is sad.
Combining the interface, performance, security and new features, Windows 8 leaves us impressed. For just £25, it's a no-brainer upgrade from Windows XP or Vista, and even for Windows 7 users, it's a worthwhile purchase.