Windows 8 Pro - Well then, i think i like it :-/
Installed Windows 8 Pro 64bit on my non-touch screen laptop at home thanks to MSDN :)
I must say I actually like it, there is a couple of grumbles but i was expecting that but surprisingly not that many.
There is alot to get used to and im already finding little "features" that I like/don't like such as this little list.
I like using Google Chrome, which installs fine on Windows 8 but runs 2 different programs depending on if you launch it from desktop or "Modern UI".
If you use a web browser in the "modern UI" interface, you have no clock for reference, not that its much of a problem, but I am surprised at how often I look in the corner to see what the time really is. This is not a problem in Desktop mode as you have the task bar at the bottom of the screen.
Oh and Internet Explorer is still clunky and slow! so i certainly wont be using that for my main browser.
Simple programs like paint, calc, notepad and so on are seemingly missing, but "Win Key + R" and typing the names like mspaint.exe and up it loads. There is alot missing from the main user interface that we all use and unless we know the keyboard shortcuts or commands to load them, then the normal user woundnt even know they existed in Windows 8.
One thing i did notice, is the Windows games like minesweeper has new features one of which is like a story mode type thing, albeit not working yet and is shown as coming soon. I know this isnt a big thing but I like minesweeper and find myself looking daily to see if its gone live yet!
Printers, well it picked up my Epson wireless printer all by itself, installed itself and just worked, quietly impressed!
As for the "Modern UI" well is basically the "Start Menu", i found that out just poking around and it even says Start in the top left corner.
Also to be noted is the inclusion of Hyper-V for the 64bit versions of Pro and Enterprise. I had to have a play with this as my littlen enjoys playing "Roblox" at weekends and I often need to get access to certain windows apps, so I put XP Pro into Hyper-V and remote into it via my Android tablet, couldnt believe how easy it was with only a slight performance loss on the host machine.
The "App Store" is pretty empty at the moment, there are a couple of grabs just for the hell of it, hoping for more soon...
Well, at the moment, there not much more i can add, still looking and thought I would share my experience, which I feel was very positive and not what I was expecting.