This is my short and sweet Windows 8 Review. I purchased the upgrade, made the DVD, and tried to install it. I ran into my first Windows 8 problem before it was even installed. They make you uninstall incompatible problems, so I tried everything to uninstall it, even downloaded a special program with no luck, so I backed up my data and started from scratch.
At first glance I liked it, it was different, faster to start up, and I liked how easy it was to custimize the start menu. After the second day I missed the old start menu, I didn't like their app store much either.
I've noticed when it comes to my clients and their computers they tend to like simplicity. Most would rather put money into their 8 year old computer then have to start over with a new one. They link everything including their desktop to be the same. This is a big jump for most.
I wasn't really recommending Windows 8 computer because of the start menu, but since pretty much no stores have Windows 7 in stock people are pretty much forced to buy them, unless they order online.
I recently tried out IOBits Start Menu and was very impressed. I offer it to all my clients and even use it myself. It brings back the start menu and makes it easier to use. you can find it here http://download.cnet.com/Start-Menu-8/3000-2072_4-75852660.html?tag=mncol;1
I do like it but the start menu was a big change for most, maybe alil too big. I wish they would of made another version for business computers that had an old fashioned start menu. For now I'd stick to Windows 7 until you can't find them anymore.