Saw a guy using the downloadable beta version of this a while back and have to say i wasn't that impressed. Havn't used it myself though so i could be all wrong. Ive got some real love from windows 7 though coming from Vista.
Yes, i have tried it and i gotta say i wasn't too happy with it coz it felt like i was using Microsoft's version of an iPad or a tablet due to the way they changed their start menu nonetheless their new windows forms framework looks very nice and it feels nice too..
I think it might be nice if u use it with a touch screen though but i really don't fancy upgrading from win7 <3 to win8
Currently I'm on Windows 8 CP 8250.
I think it's nice because they still used some Aero effects in it,
But there are some things I don't like, whice I mis from Windows 7.
You are not availble yet to customize your 'Retro Start Menu', (Like the background of it)
The most thing I miss about windows 7 too, is because you can't use custom shells yet,
I hope they make a patch soon ^^.
But there are also things I like!;
(Yes you didn't expect this xD) :
Windows 8 uses less resouces, and memory!
Windows 8 bootup is much faster! :
And I like the function you are availble to see how much bandwitch you have used, lol.
I think is a total disgrace for older users out there who managed to stay working only on Windows 7 XD It's a huge change for them and most people says it's kinda hard to get used to it, many people have the image of the old O.S. and they don't manage to get the grip over Win8, the change by now is the most world wide topic discussed not only here I think it's a big impact like I said for older users I don't judge them! the new O.S. has all the functions for a tablet!
And it was primarly designed for tablets.. Then why the heck release an Desktop version? Say what? XD IDK
It just happened like when they released windows vista.. Everyone was on a bubble and could't get the grip on it.. XD Then they made Win 7 everyone managed to get cool at it finally XD