At the risk of sounding like a commercial for Microsoft products, I’m having a really hard time restraining myself in my enthusiasm for Windows 8. I’ve written previously about the schizophrenic interface, and many other features.
On its release date, I installed Windows 8 on my Lenovo 200 Tablet PC. This laptop was full of bloat, loaded up with a ridiculously huge array of software from the University where I work, including the old Windows 7 Tablet PC set up. It used to take 8-10 maddening minutes to start up. I decided to do a clean install of Windows 8, getting rid of everything, and then installing only MS Office 2010, Dropbox and Camtasia Studio. Now it’s like a brand new PC. It starts up in less than one minute, and is 100 percent reliable.
The installation price of $40 was completely worth it. You can pay a lot more than that for utilities just to try to keep your old PC running.
(BTW, I don’t get anything from Microsoft for saying this.)