Toms Hardware has posted The Definitive Windows 8 Review And User Guide
. It's a handy guide on how to work with Windows 8 as it is reported to have a very different interface than prior versions of Windows. The article describes the different versions of Windows 8, upgrading, hardware requirements, installing, setting up and using the new OS. The follow up article Windows 8: Clarifying Codecs, Compiling, And Compatibility
provide more information on compatibility of hardware and drivers that was not known at the time of the original article or has been clarified by sources independent of Microsoft.
It's very strange that Microsoft keeps trying to copy what everyone else is doing. It would be better if they just focused on building the best operating system in the world. Anyway, I look forward to working with Windows 8 some day. A tablet/laptop with Windows 8 and a Haswell processor would be very interesting and would likely run most of my existing applications now running on Windows XP.