Allright. Let's be completely honest about this.
You want to hear my personal opinion about Windows 8? There you go.
When i was using Ubuntu instead of Windows 7, I have slowly started to miss the games, that I have actually bought and were originally intended to be only on Windows. I didn't bother using Wine or VMWare, because opening up the wrong .exe file will screw up my Linux absolutely. I've tried to hush my game hunger with Cube 2: Sauerbraten, Red Eclipse, Minecraft, Epic Inventor and Quake 3 Arena, but it wasn't enough. Installing Windows 7 again could not be a problem for me, but I was slowly starting to dislike Microsoft cause of It's monopoly around the world.
When I was scrolling up the internet for some free games, I saw someone with a signature saying "Windows Developer Preview". I proceed to think like "what the hell is this". Then i looked at it, and saw something, that was pretty promising and good in my thoughts. I have looked up it's Informations and general discussion stuff, and i was like "OK, fine, let's check this thing out. Maybe finally I'm gonna have a good quality operating system. I have downloaded the 64-bit Developer Version, burned it on a DVD, ran it off, and i was like "Hmmm...expiration date, May 2012. Well, whatever. I won't be using this OS for that long." Then i have installed it and i have enabled dual-booting.
English, German (Euro), German (Germany), Agree, New Partition, Format, Install, Restart, Boot, Wait, Configure. My first impressions were unforgettable with this one. The whole Metro UI looks pretty neat and minimalist. Synced it up with my Windows Live account, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. Everything was perfect. Then i took a look at these apps. Their Preview looked pretty awesome. When i have enabled the standard desktop mode, there was literally no difference between the 7 and 8. Just absolute tradition and modernity. Tee hee. Internet Explorer 9 is as fast as firefox (I don't want to say that it is IN FACT faster, because it will spark a little shitstorm), installing the latest Avast! on it was pretty easy too, and...THE BLOODIEST F**K IN THE WORLD?!
How the hell my goddamn fresh and updated copy of the DevPrev is NOT ABLE to detect my god damn CD DRIVE at all?! Well, let's look it up on the forums. Click, Write, Search, Click, Click, Follow Instructions, for cock's sake, it didn't work. Whatever, maybe installing additional drivers would help. Unofficial drivers for Optiarc AD-7241S for Windows DevPrev. Didn't work. Well, whatever, i still have the Internet and my Ubuntu. So, whatever. Steam, Pidgin, Origin, Quassel, DVDVideoSoft, Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Paint.NET, Blender, Thunderbird, LibreOffice...OK. Now the Nvidia drivers...285.62...Loaded it up, check, check, check, Install. Five minutes later...FAIL! What kind of a god damn unstable operating system is this, when i can't even install the GPU drivers without MAJOR tweaks?! These tweaks got it working, then, DirectX SDK. "DirectX 11 has been installed". Good. Origin, Battlefield 3 - PLAY. Everything was even smoothier than in the Windows 7. Generall happiness caused by having your stuff finally properly configured + extreme graphical orgies with Frostbite 2 = WIN. A quick round of multiplayer was even more awesome. OK, Steam, your turn. Call of Duty: Black Ops. Zombie mode, 52 waves survived with friends. Generall awesomeness.
The first impression was absolutely, extremely, deliberately AWFUL, but after getting slowly used to your new OS, it is all OK. But it is a big shame that my DVD still does not work on Windows 8.
I, and my illiterate and illegitimate shitpost are awaiting your criticisms.