I have read enough crap on cnet and other places to know I have to try this for myself. Although, a tile style desktop is not thirlling I can knock it until I try it so Im downloading a copy of it. I'll give a full review in a few days I have to admit Im pretty excited, even though inside Im in debate about it. But it is time to end the debate, go forward bodly with windows 8 or switch to linux. Trust me when I say this linux has it's own picadillows but I prefer the oler style desktop and the ability to customize of it. Windows vista sent me running for a bit windows 7 brought me back. But I have always maintained a copy of linux for me personal use. However, I need to end the debate for myself. Living in linux land and being a beta tester I know windows 8 pre-release will not be perfect, Im not looking for perfection Im looking for the idea of it and how it operates and interacts. How effcient is it and is it worth the trouble. I have to admit after reading all the articles and doing all the research Im not encoraged, but never the less I need to end it for myself. Im here mainly to get some impression and some encouragement from the MS community get (beleive me I get plenty to leave ms from the linux community to leave ms). I have an MCSE in widnows 2000 and ran my own business for years. I have sense moved on and Im back to computers as a hobby and the tablet markey I admit has me bumed. I love my droid phone but the thought of it being my possible future as my pc replacenment does not have me thrilled. So if you have any thoughts or encouriging words, drop me a line if your going to leave me your rant about my post save it I won't read it anyway or grace it with a resonce. I have been using computers sense the comodor 64 and I know what I like and I know what I know I don't need your negetive flamming garbage, but to anyone else thanks!!!!!!!